Humble by Nature

Narrated by: Kate Humble
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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In 2007, after 20 years of living in London, Kate Humble and her husband, Ludo, decided it was time to leave city life behind them. Three years later, now the owner of a Welsh smallholding, Kate hears that a nearby farm is to be broken up and sold off. Another farm lost; another opportunity for a young farmless farmer gone. Desperate to stop the sale, Kate contacts the council with an alternative plan - to keep the farm working and to run a rural skills and animal husbandry school alongside it. Against all odds, she succeeds.

Here, in Humble By Nature, Kate shares with us a highly personal account of her journey from London town house to Welsh farm. Along the way we meet Bertie and Lawrence the donkeys, Myfanwy and Blackberry the pigs, and goats Biscuit and Honey, not forgetting a dog called Badger and his unladylike sidekick, Bella. And we are introduced to the tenant farmers Tim and Sarah, the locals who helped (and some who didn't), and a whole host of newborn lambs.

Full of the warmth and passion for the natural world that makes Kate such a sought after presenter, Humble By Nature is the story of two people prepared to follow their hearts and save a small part of Britain's farming heritage, whatever the consequences.

©2013 Kate Humble (P)2013 Headline Digital

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  • JAYNE W
  • 04-27-15

an amazing listen

Such an amazing experience just listening to Kate Humble took me right back to my own childhood on my grandads farm in Wem in Shropshire with all the love and tears of heartache and joy came flooding back WELL DONE Kate Humble and ludo and everyone that has made this all possible Great big hugs and to listeners everywhere this book is a must. X.

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  • Annie
  • 04-27-15

Wonderful journey

Humble by Nature Love the highs/lows of Kate & Lodo's Journey brilliant book
Made be want to visit the farm maybe stay & meet all the animals this is a happy book & a good listen would definitely recommend

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  • J M WALKER
  • 04-30-18

Moving from a London leafy suburb to Country Living in the wilds of Wales

Could you believe that Kate Humble of TV's Lambing Live ever lived in London. Well she did with her lovely husband.

All through this book I was cheering them on through the ups and downs of finding a house and setting up a small holding. I could not believe all the red tape nor the kindness of their new neighbours.
A great read or listen. I am just listening to it again.

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  • M. Steel
  • 04-13-15

Loved it

It actually exceeded my expectations. It was an interesting story, well read by the author which is always a pleasure.

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  • Mrs J from The Peaks
  • 04-25-14

What a lovely book

I really enjoyed listening to Humble by Nature, especially as it was narrated by Kate herself. The ups and downs of reaching a goal that Kate and her husband felt passionate about, unfolds as you listen. A wealth of information, easy to listen to and very enlightening.
Thanks Kate.

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  • Alan
  • 05-19-13

Great Listen

I really enjoyed this title. I'm someone that has no land but am drawn to the countryside and have aspirations of having a small holding. Inspirational (and brave) stuff.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-20

First book I’ve finished in years .......

Great book , great detail , great narration too ..... can’t wait for the new one in September !

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  • Mrs M E Burstow
  • 02-04-20

Wonderful Book

I listened to this book over two days and loved it.

Kate Humble does not gloss over the tough side of owning a small holding. Grotty weather, difficult neighbours and the local council.

But she tells her story, with a bounce and real enthusiasm.

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  • Adam
  • 06-23-19

Talks too fast.

Had to slow to x75 to actually enjoy, which made her sound a bit drunk. Otherwise writing excellent.

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  • anne ella
  • 04-01-19

Wonderful

Really loved this book, very interesting, quite sad when it ended, hope there's a sequel.