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A Short History of the World According to Sheep
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From the author of The Hedgehog Handbook, an addictively free-ranging survey of the huge impact that the domesticated ungulates of the genus Ovis have had on human history.

About the Author

Sally Coulthard is a best selling author of design and outdoor living books including The Hedgehog Handbook, The Bee Bible, The Little Book of Snow, How to Build a Shed, Shed Chic, Gardenalia, The Little Book of Building Fires. She lives on a Yorkshire farm where she keeps chickens as well as – naturally – sheep.

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Sally Coulthard's story of how sheep shaped the human story is full of rich pickings... Full of fascinating social history'
*Independent*

Global in scope, with fascinating vignettes from the ancient world to the present day, this is anything but woolly
*BBC History Magazine*

A snappy, stimulating book, and certainly not just for shepherds
*Mail on Sunday*

Overflows with anecdotes and ovine facts with Coulthard showing how intrinsic sheep have been to human society and culture
*This England*

This book deserves a place in your bookcase next to Harari's Sapiens. It's every bit as fascinating and is surely destined to be just as successful
*Julian Norton*

I absolutely LOVE this... It's a perfect light-hearted informative history'
*Philippa Sandall*

Sally Coulthard weaves the rich and fascinating story of sheep into a vivid and colourful tapestry... Sally's book is threaded with engaging anecdotes and remarkable ovine facts'
*Yorkshire Post*

[An] intriguing book... You won't look at a sheep in the same way again'
*Country Living*

Love a sheep? Yorkshire writer Sally Coulthard has the ovis covered!
*Yorkshire Life*

You often see them on walks, but what do you really know about the woolly bleaters? Sally Coulthard reveals mind-boggling facts in her new book
*Country Walking*

The rich and fascinating story of the sheep, masterfully told. Such a splendid book
*Waterstones*

Over the course of some 300 pages, Sally Coulthard weaves the rich and fascinating story of sheep into a suitably colourful woollen tapestry'
*Countryside*

I've been listening to A Short History of the World According to Sheep... Light-hearted and fun, it is also fascinating and I feel like I have learnt so much'
*Scottish Book Trust*

Author Sally Coulthard stitches together fascinating tidbits, exploring the sheep's relationship to human civilization and culture
*Spin Off*

Coulthard's lively history celebrates the millennia-old relationship between humans and ovines from prehistoric times to The Yorkshire Shepherdess, and looks to a future in which sheep play a part in sustainable agriculture
*Daily Mail*

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