Author who took on rescue horse to appear at literature festival

An author who took on a rescue horse is appearing at Cheltenham Literature Festival this October. 

Amanda lives the rural life in Yorkshire (Pic: Clive Owen) 

Amanda lives the rural life in Yorkshire (Pic: Clive Owen) 

Amanda Owen, who's author of the Sunday Times bestseller, A year in the life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess, will be appearing at the festival to discuss life at the remote Yorkshire hill farm that she shares with her husband Clive, nine children, 1,000 sheep and seven horses. 

One of her horses, Meg, was found tethered by the roadside in a poor condition, but Amanda secured her a safe future by bringing her to live at the farm. 

At the festival, Amanda will discuss the ups and downs of farming life, including in winter, when she can’t reach her sheep by tractor because of heavy snowfall, she rides her horses out to tend to her flock. 

Amanda Owen will be in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink on Thursday 12th, 11.15am–12.15pm at Town Hall, Pillar Room, Cheltenham Literature Festival with tickets from £8.

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