A Shepherd’s Life by W.H. Hudson

W.H. Hudson’s masterful book, merging fiction, reminiscence, memoir and oral history, was recognised as a classic when it was first published in 1910. It remains so today.

Author: W.H. Hudson,

Introduction:  Adam Thorpe

Published: October 2010

 

 

£14.00

34 in stock (can be backordered)

‘Hudson belongs as much to the air as to the earth’
Adam Thorpe

Through the story of one man, Caleb Bawcombe, a shepherd whose flocks graze the Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset borders, we meet men and women of humble birth, poachers, gypsies, farmers and labourers striving to survive on the land. As we read, the cumulative affect of their stories becomes much more than a record of rural life. It reads like a lost hymn, sung by people whose lives were disregarded and whose histories are now forgotten.

W.H. Hudson’s masterful book, merging fiction, reminiscence, memoir and oral history, was recognised as a classic when it was first published in 1910. It remains so today. Our new edition includes the superb illustrations of Howard Phipps.

W.H. HUDSON

Introduced by Adam Thorpe
Cover illustration by Kate Lynch

216 x 156mm sewn paperback with flaps
256 pages with 14 engravings by Howard Phipps
ISBN 978 0 9562545 7 3