English Pastoral – James Rebanks
This brilliant book is about farming, the environment and familial history. James Rebanks grew up on a farm and following a life away from the farm he decides to return to the place where he grew up and take on the farm.
It is the story of this decision and the constant other decisions that he has to take on the farm to do the right thing; the right thing according to his own moral conscience, the right thing by the memory of his family who have farmed the land before him and the right thing for the actual ground and landscape. He writes all of this beautifully.
Hardback. 286 pages.
14.5cm x 22.4cm x 2.8cm