Author(s): William Henry Hudson
W. H. Hudson's frequent rambles around the English countryside resulted in several captivating travel narratives and helped inspire the back-to-nature movement of the 1920s and 1930s. A Shepherd's Life is a collection of Hudson's impressions of the land and people of the South Wiltshire Downs--including the shepherds who roam the region with their flocks, their relationships with their dogs, and the hardship of everyday life.
A writer, naturalist and founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, W. H. Hudson was born and raised in Argentina before settling in England in 1874. The author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, his writing was acclaimed by both Jorge Luis Borges and Ernest Hemingway, and his work is now considered part of the national literature of Argentina. He died in Worthing, Sussex, in 1922.