The Sheep Stell : Memoirs of a Shepherd
by Janet White
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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“A gloriously lyrical woman counts life and love as the shepherdess of” Mail on Sunday “A book to share or even fight more if necessary” Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows “An extremely pleasant and sincere book: it makes you want to run in the hills,” The Lady With an introduction by Colin Thubron As a child in wartime, EnglandShe imagined a worldwide search for a place, high and remote like a stell sheep, calm like a monastery, difficult and virginal, virgin and unknown.Turning her back on the convention, Janet and her desire to carve out her own pastoral Eden took her from Cheviot Hills to Sussex and Somerset, via the wild beauty of rural New Zealand.Les Moutons Stell tells the story of a woman before her time, a woman with great courage and determination, truly dedicated to the earth and its creaturesEvocative, unalterable and deep, it is the loss of a classic”An extraordinary memoryLes Moutons Stell is pure joy, one of the most moving of the books I have read in a long time “by Philip Marsden, author of the Hausse du Sol” It is a strange and beautiful book, and calm as it is, it makes you take your breath away with the deeply lived quality of life, it very modestly described “Jenny Diski” A hymn to land of solitude
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