Counting Sheep: A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain (Paperback)Philip Walling (author)
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 22 mm
Delightful ... Counting Sheep deserves its place on the bookshelf of any lover of the countryside. -- Horatio Clare * Daily Telegraph *
Jacobs are yet another breed supposed to have swum ashore from a wrecked ship, this time a Spanish galleon in 1588. These were gentlemen's sheep, and commercial farmers would be disdainful of their being kept as ornaments with no concern for profit. To their gentle owners they were living lawn mowers that bred their own replacements and needed no fuel. But to a working farmer they were (and still are) little better than goats, and a damned nuisance. * From Counting Sheep *
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