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Shepherd's Life; Impressions Of The South Wiltshire Downs

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Shepherd's Life; Impressions Of The South Wiltshire Downs by William H. Hudson is a captivating portrayal of rural life in England during the late 19th century. The author, himself a shepherd, provides a unique perspective on the customs and traditions of shepherding in the picturesque South Wiltshire Downs.

Hudson's prose is rich and evocative, transporting readers to the rolling hills and lush pastures of the English countryside. His deep appreciation for nature and the simple pleasures of rural life shines through in every page, making the book a delightful read for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

One of the highlights of the book is Hudson's intimate portraits of the shepherds he worked alongside. These hardworking men are depicted with warmth and respect, their dedication to their craft shining through in every word. Hudson's reverence for their way of life is palpable, making it easy for readers to develop a deep admiration for these unsung heroes of the English countryside.

Overall, Shepherd's Life is a beautifully written and deeply moving tribute to the rural life of England. Hudson's lyrical prose and keen observations make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the natural world and the timeless traditions of the countryside.

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Hudson wrote this classic work in 1910; it is admiringly mentioned by many other writers. It focuses on the memories of a head shepherd, Caleb Bawcombe, so it is concerned with the period of mid to late nineteenth century rural Wiltshire, a county in England. This pleasant engaging book contains rural wisdom, natural history, farming practices, human characters, and more

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