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Herdwick shepherd James Rebanks tweets his daily life

Being a sheep farmer in the Lake District can be a hard and sometimes lonely occupation.

But one shepherd has found a way of telling the world about his life.

James Rebanks has more than 40,000 followers of his @herdyshepherd1 Twitter account, which offers a glimpse into his everyday routine.

His social media fame led to him being commissioned to write a book about this life which is also Radio 4's Book of the Week.

The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones went to meet him.

  • 13 Apr 2015
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