One for All

My life as a shepherdess

Original Title: Eine für alle

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 368 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-28103-5
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Ludwig

Date of publication: November 12, 2018
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Ruth  Häckh - One for All


Out and about with 400 sheep

If you have 400 sheep to look after you must never lose track of the herd: Ruth Häckh, third-generation sheepherder, knows what she is talking about. She spends the whole year moving through the countryside with the sheep, in the summer on the Swabian Jura – an ancient sheep herding landscape of outstanding beauty – whereas in the cold part of the year she used to take her herd to winter pastures near Lake Constance.

Häckh’s account is authentic and packed with enthusiasm as she tells of the changes of the seasons and of her happiness at living day for day in harmony with nature, of responsibility, freedom and tradition. She speaks of how sheepherders struggle for survival and of their arduous attempts to assert themselves in a world that might seem to be a romantic relict from a distant past but on the other hand is increasingly being threatened in its existence by the hustle and bustle of our modern age.

Outstanding insights into the ancient knowledge of sheepherders – and a tribute to the simple life in the country.

"Readers must be prepared to enter into a parallel world as soon as they […] open the book."

Berliner Zeitung


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