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My Farming Life: Tales from a shepherdess on a remote Northumberland farm

Emma Gray

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Memoirs

The heartwarming story of the ups and downs of life on a farm, from much-loved shepherdess Emma Gray

AS SEEN ON BBC TWO'S HIT TV-SHOW 'THIS FARMING LIFE'

'A heartwarming tale of life on the land' Alan Titchmarsh

'There's love and loss, challenge and adversity, but above all it's warm, insightful and inspiring' Helen Skelton

'Will inspire any reader to look at the countryside - and all those who work there - with newfound appreciation' Jimmy Doherty

'Uplifting, charming and beautifully written' Adam Henson

Emma Gray was just twenty-three when she moved to an isolated farm in Northumberland, becoming Britain's youngest solo shepherdess. In the seasons that followed, Emma fell in love with its rolling fields, surrounding forest and sturdy farmhouse, tending her sheep and training her dogs - and even found romance.

But when Emma finds herself suddenly alone again, heartbroken and recovering from a serious accident, she wonders if her isolated existence is still such a sensible idea. Even if she recovers, how could she make a proper living on Fallowlees Farm?

In her heartwarming book, Emma tells the story of how she picked herself up and expanded her cattle herd, added more horses to her menagerie, and became one of the country's most successful breeders and trainers of Border Collies - unexpectedly discovering true love and lasting happiness along the way.

Written with warmth and humour, My Farming Life is a joyous celebration of nature and community, and a delight for anyone who's ever dreamed of living closer to the countryside.

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Praise for My Farming Life: Tales from a shepherdess on a remote Northumberland farm

  • There's love and loss, challenge and adversity, but above all [this book] is warm, insightful and inspiring. Thank you to Emma for encouraging us to embrace nature, even at its most brutal.

  • A heartening tale of life on the land

  • Emma is a force of nature - at once combining a tender and enduring love for the natural world with a fierce and unwavering determination to carve out a life from the land. A heartening and inspirational tale, told with warmth, affection and good humour, this book will inspire any reader to look at the countryside - and all those who work there - with newfound appreciation.

  • Emma's conversational writing style makes wonderfully easy reading - This is England

  • An uplifting, charming and beautifully written story of a farmer's way of life. In the rough uplands of Fallowlees Farm, Emma Gray must work incredibly hard to earn her keep - but despite all the challenges she faces Emma is steadfast, and her resilience, passion and love always win through.

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Emma Gray

Emma Gray is a young shepherdess who has lived on the National Trust farm Fallowlees in Northumberland for ten years, joined by her husband Ewan and their baby Len. She is a record-breaking trainer of sheepdogs, and competes in trials with her own dogs. Emma has starred in ITV's celebrity shepherding contest FLOCKSTARS, BBC One's COUNTRYFILE and BBC Two's THIS FARMING LIFE.

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