Reviews

  • Combines excellent photography with more life-writings

    Richard Benson, 'Books of the Year', Independent
  • [Praise for The Shepherd's Life]: Affectionate, evocative, illuminating. A story of survival - of a flock, a landscape and a disappearing way of life. I love this book

    Nigel Slater, author of Toast and The Kitchen Diaries
  • A powerful - and quietly electrifying - meditation... Page by page, he builds what amounts to a 21st-century pastoral manifesto. The book is an unsentimental education, part history of farming in the Lake District, part personal memoir. And yet it still soars... Rebanks's prose is beautifully sure-footed

    Helen Davies, Sunday Times
  • Rebanks's enthusiasm and talent for poetic writing is infectious... [His] words create not only a gorgeous landscape painting of the Lake District and its inhabitants, human, animal, bird and fish, but also a useful social document... What is most striking about this book is its authenticity; this is the real thing

    Carol Midgley, The Times
  • A wonderfully detailed and candid account of a life that is both individual and typical of this role in rural society... told with perfect pitch, in prose that flows as easily as speech, cleaves hungrily to the particular, and shifts without strain between the workaday and the imaginative

    David Craig, Guardian
  • An enlightening, exquisitely written account... I was beguiled by this book, an eloquent love-letter to a cherished way of life

    Brian Viner, Daily Mail