He’s been called Twitter’s favourite shepherd (https://twitter.com/herdyshepherd1). For more than five hundred years James Rebanks’ family have been sheep farmers in England’s ruggedly beautiful Lake District. It was an unchanging way of life that they were proud of. But as he grew up, he realised that some people in the modern world regarded sheep farming as dirty, provincial and irrelevant. The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches From An Ancient Landscape (http://www.amazon.com/The-Shepherds-Life-Dispatches-Landscape/dp/1250060249) is his answer to them: a celebration of one farming family and their vanishing way of life.