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Lost Sheep: One Womans Memoir of a Farmworkers Life

Lost Sheep: One Womans Memoir of a Farmworkers Life

Deborah Best


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It's a man's world, farming...
At least, it was.
This is the story of one woman's fight against the establishment as she shuns the life that had been mapped out for her in the upper middle classes, preferring instead to launch herself into the gruelling, hands-on world of cattle and sheep farming.
It is, at first, an uphill battle in which she struggles to be taken seriously in the chauvinistic agricultural industry, but a battle she determines to win, taking her across continents to hone her skills.
This is a story of self-discovery, beginning in the sheltered and subjugated surroundings of a Catholic boarding school, through overfamiliar and often bullying male colleagues and finding, losing, and finding love.
The overriding sense, throughout this book, is the unreserved joy and appreciation of the great outdoors, nature and the wonder of life and the fauna we share this incredible planet with.

ISBN : 978-1-80074-383-0

Published: 24/11/2022

Pages : 476

Size : 234x156

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Deborah Best

Farming and the people in it have been intrinsic parts of the author's life since she left school at sixteen. Cured of her shyness during her transformative years working on farms, the author has remained on the periphery of farming all her life, working with various governmental bodies including the Countryside Agency where she assisted farmers wishing to take advantage of new markets in the Eat the View Campaign, she has lived amongst the friendly country folk of rural Norfolk for more than twenty years.

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