Come and Meet Amanda Owen signing: Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess
Thursday 19th March from 12:30pm
Join Amanda Owen to celebrate the launch of her latest book, Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess. Amanda will be signing books at the WHSmith Chester store, Thursday 19th March from 12:30pm.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER By the star of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm. Amanda Owen loves her traditional life on her hill farm alongside her nine children and husband Clive. And, as readers of her previous bestsellers will know, every day at Ravenseat brings surprises. In Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda takes us from her family’s desperate race to save a missing calf to finding her bra has been repurposed as a house martin’s nest, and from wild swimming to the brutal winter of 2018 that almost brought her to her knees. As busy as she is with her family and flock though, an exciting new project soon catches her eye . . . Ravenseat is a tenant farm and may not stay in the family, so when Amanda discovers a nearby farmhouse up for sale, she knows it is her chance to create roots for her children. The old house needs a lot of renovation and money is tight, so Amanda sets about the work herself, with some help from a travelling monk, a visiting plumber and Clive. It’s fair to say things do not go according to plan! Funny, evocative and set in a remote and beautiful landscape, this book will delight anyone who has hankered after a new life in the country.
Amanda Owen grew up in Huddersfield but was inspired by the James Herriot books to leave her town life behind and head to the countryside. After working as a freelance shepherdess, cow milker and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down as a farmer’s wife with her own flock of sheep at Ravenseat. Happily married with nine children, she wouldn’t change a thing about her hectic but rewarding life. She and her family are the subject of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm and have appeared in ITV’s The Dales and in Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild. Voted Yorkshirewoman of the Year by the Dalesman magazine, she is also the author of the top-ten bestsellers The Yorkshire Shepherdess and A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess.
Terms and Conditions
• The signing will commence from 12:30pm • The signing will take place in WHSmith Chester store. • Early arrivals will be turned away. Anyone arriving to the venue before 11:30am will be asked to return at or after 11:30am • To join the queue to meet Amanda you must purchase your copy of Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess from WHSmith Chester. • A receipt of proof a purchase will be required • Due to the anticipated high turnout, please be prepared to queue • Refreshments will not be available at the event, but facilities are available at nearby outlets • The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day • To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time • Posed photos may be permitted, time allowing. • A member of staff will be on hand to take a picture for you, however unfortunately no selfie style pictures will be possible on this occasion. Please ensure that your phone/camera is fully charged on the day and has enough storage. • There will not be an official photographer present at the event • Only Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess will be signed. No other merchandise will be signed • Dedications may be permitted, time allowing • Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Any accompanying adults will not require a book. Due to time and space limitations only one child can be accompanied by only one parent. • Please note the event may be filmed, as an attendee you consent to footage of you being used for promotional purposes • Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day.