*** FREE DELIVERY ON ALL UK ORDERS ***
Heida

Heida

: A shepherd at the edge of the world

by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir ; translated by Philip Roughton
18th April, 2019

£15.97 £16.99 Save 6% | Hardback


Qty

'HEIDA IS A FORCE OF NATURE . . . EXACTLY THE RIGHT SORT OF MODERN ROLE MODEL' SUNDAY TIMES

The inspiring story of Icelandic sheep farmer, former model and feminist heroine Heida Asgeirsdottir has become a double prize-winning international bestseller.

As heard on Radio 4's Start the Week


I'm not on my own because I've been sitting crying into a handkerchief or apron over a lack of interested men. I've been made every offer imaginable over the years. Men offer themselves, their sons . . . drunk fathers sometimes call me up and say things like: Do you need a farmhand? I can lift the hay bales I can repair your tractors . . .

Heida is a solitary farmer with a flock of 500 sheep in a remorseless area bordering Iceland's highlands. It's known as the End of the World. One of her nearest neighbours is Iceland's most notorious volcano, Katla, which has periodically driven away the inhabitants of Ljótarstaðir ever since people first started farming there in the twelfth century. This portrait of Heida written with wit and humour by one of Iceland's most acclaimed novelists, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, tells a heroic tale of a charismatic young woman, who walked away from a career as a model to take over the family farm at the age of 23.

I want to tell women they can do anything, and to show that sheep farming isn't just a man's game.

Divided into four seasons, Heida tells the story of a remarkable year, when Heida reluctantly went into politics to fight plans to raise a hydro-electric power station on her land. This book paints a unforgettable portrait of a remote life close to nature. Translated into six languages, Heida has won two non-fiction prizes and has become an international bestseller.

We humans are mortal; the land outlives us, new people come, new sheep, new birds and so on but the land with its rivers and lakes and resources, remains.

'UTTERLY CHARMING' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'REVELATORY AND INSPIRING' HERALD

Details & Specs

Author: Steinunn Sigurðardóttir Philip Roughton


Publisher: John Murray


Format: Hardback


ISBN: 9781473696501


Publication Date: 18th April, 2019


Pages: 308


Dimensions: 215 x 137 x 24 mm


Availability: Not available publisher indicates OP


Customer Reviews

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review by clicking below!


Review this book...

Related Books:


x
This website uses cookies. More info. Okay