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Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World by Steinunn Sigurdardottir

Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

Steinunn Sigurdardottir

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Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 18 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781473696501

The inspiring story of Icelandic sheep farmer, former model and feminist heroine has become an international bestseller and won both the Icelandic Booksellers' Prize and Women's Literature Prize

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4 stars out of 5
Helen Davies
7 Apr 2019

"The remarkable story of a model turned sheep farmer at ‘the end of the world’"

Co-written with Steinunn Sigurdardottir, an Icelandic novelist, this memoir of [Heida Asgeirsdottir's] life is already an international bestseller. It’s conversational, confessional, occasionally confrontational, but is presented with courteous reserve, and is interspersed with wry (if not always witty, but that could be a translation issue) verses that are apparently a family tradition... The portrait that emerges can seem contradictory. A shy individual who is a member of parliament, a loner who withdraws but also has a highly developed sense of wanderlust. But she has about her an honesty that is never less than enchanting... she is exactly the right sort of modern role model.