The Last Horsemen: A Year at Sillywrea, Britain's Only Horse-Powered Farm by Charles Bowden, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Last Horsemen: A Year at Sillywrea, Britain's Only Horse-Powered Farm

The Last Horsemen: A Year at Sillywrea, Britain's Only Horse-Powered Farm

by Charles Bowden
     
 

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The Last Horsemen is the inspiring story of John Dodd and his family, who have lived on Sillywrae Farm—the last farm in Britain to be worked by horses—for more than 150 years. Telling the inspirational story of a year in the life of John Dodd, his family, and the farm, this book compellingly evokes the beauty of the countryside. With a farming

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The Last Horsemen is the inspiring story of John Dodd and his family, who have lived on Sillywrae Farm—the last farm in Britain to be worked by horses—for more than 150 years. Telling the inspirational story of a year in the life of John Dodd, his family, and the farm, this book compellingly evokes the beauty of the countryside. With a farming industry that seems to lurch from crisis to crisis, learning from people who have chosen an alternative way of life becomes ever more important. The Last Horsemen is a truly inspirational opportunity to view first-hand scenes rarely played out in Britain's countryside in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780233003238
Publisher:
Deutsch, Andre
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Bowden is a Northumberland farmer's son who read English at Oxford before joining Thomson Newspapers in Newcastle. He was agricultural editor of the Newcastle Journal from 1975 to 1985 when he moved to Tyne Tees Television to produce the weekly farming program they made for ITV. Since 1988 he has worked as an independent producer making more than 150 programs about farming, rural issues, and wildlife for the BBC and regional ITV companies. He launched and edited the quarterly magazine of the Northumberland and Newcastle Society and served on the North-East committee of the National Trust for nine years.

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