I bought this book for my husband as one of his Christmas presents. He devoured it and suggested I do the same, even though it isn’t my usual choice of reading.
Reader, not only did I do so, but now urge you to do the same because this is an important book, for us, for our children and for our grandchildren.
English Pastoral is a beautifully written story about a family farm, the epic struggle of three generations to nurture their animals and land, and the urgent need for us all to find ways for farmed and wild countryside to coexist.
But James Rebanks is not only a farmer, he is a gifted writer and a visionary. His final two lines made me cry. I suggest you buy his book, and then pass it around your friends and family.