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11 April @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

£10

Join farmer and acclaimed nature writer John Lewis-Stempel as we celebrate the launch of his new book The Sheep’s Tale.

Everybody thinks they know what sheep are like: they’re stupid, noisy, cowardly (‘lambs to the slaughter’), and they’re ‘sheepwrecking’ the environment.

Or maybe not. Contrary to popular prejudice, sheep are among the smartest animals in the farmyard, forming long and lasting friendships. Sheep, farmed properly, are boons to biodiversity. They also happen to taste good and their fleeces warm us through the winter – indeed, John Lewis-Stempel’s family supplied the wool for Queen Elizabeth’s ‘hose’.

Observing the traditional shepherd’s calendar, The Sheep’s Tale is a loving biography of ewes, lambs, and rams through the seasons. Lewis-Stempel tends to his flock with deep-rooted wisdom, ethical consideration, affection, and humour. This book is a tribute to all the sheep he has reared and sheared – from gregarious Action Ram to sweet Maid Marion. In his inimitable style, he shares the tales that only a shepherd can tell.

*Tickets include tea and coffee.

Details

Date:
11 April
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£10
Event Category:
Website:
https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6MjMwMg==

Venue

Chorleywood Library
Lower Road
Chorleywood, WD3 5LB
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Organiser

Chorleywood Bookshop
Phone:
01923 283566
Email:
info@cwbookshop.co.uk
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