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The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
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it was amazing

Wonderful. Beautiful writing-- filled with sensitivity and depth. And a bite! Weaves the history of being on the land, one with the land, and caring for the land... plus making a living for your family from it. About sheep and sheepdogs, grandfathers and fathers. About being part of the Lake District culture yet forced to leave it for a piece, and the coming back. Really interesting information about sheep and how the land was/is used in common and how the tragedy of the commons was , mostly, avoided. Prose and poetry! One of my best reads in 2017!
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Reading Progress

December 9, 2015 – Shelved
December 9, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
May 29, 2017 – Started Reading
June 7, 2017 –
page 48
18.75% "How does the land that Rebanks and his neighbors use for their sheep farming avoid the "tragedy of the commons?""
June 24, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Merri Carol Martens Looks like a great story


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