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On Sheep - Diary of a Swedish Shepherd (Paperback) Loot Price: R213
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On Sheep - Diary of a Swedish Shepherd (Paperback): Axel Linden

On Sheep - Diary of a Swedish Shepherd (Paperback)

Axel Linden; Translated by Frank Perry

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'Axel Linden is a shepherd-philosopher with James Herriot's knack for mishap and an almost Chekhovian deadpan humour.' Observer 'Endearing and liberating.' Idler Magazine 'A sublime little book.' Cotswold Life _______ Why do we keep sheep? Alex Linden ruminates as he watches his sheep ruminating. Naive and inexperienced, he has ditched his doctoral studies in order to move to a fully working farm in the country with his family, where he is tasked with the responsibility of caring for a herd of sheep. Linden records his new life in his diary, as he tries to manage life on the farm, the ever-escaping sheep and the trials and tribulations that come with being a shepherd - shearing, lambing and confronting the slaughterhouse. As time passes and he gradually settles into the rhythm of shepherding, his naivete fades away and is replaced with stark realisations about what is now his everyday life. He finds himself applying his experiences of animal husbandry to consider our place - as individuals and as a collective organism - in the universe. Is he really the one caring for the sheep, or are they the ones keeping him? Linden finds both companionship in his flock and a sound, if complex, moral framework for examining the lives we lead. The result is a sensitive and entertaining meditation on the small wonders in our world.


Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2019
First published: 2018
Authors: Axel Linden
Translators: Frank Perry
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-78747-270-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > General
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Animal husbandry > General
Books > Biography > General
Books > Philosophy > General
LSN: 1-78747-270-1
Barcode: 9781787472709

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