Bryan Dick reads 'English Pastoral' by James Rebanks. Listen on BBC Sounds.

Book of the Week: English Pastoral: An Inheritance. The new bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life. 

As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable.

Available to listen here.