Glenn Waller is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Vincent Square Eating Disorders Service, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Eating Disorders Section, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Victoria Mountford is a Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorders Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London, UK.
Rachel Lawson is a Senior Clinical Psychologist, South Island Eating Disorders, Canterbury District Health Board, and is in private practice with the Anxiety Clinic and Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Emma Gray (nee Corstorphine) is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oyster Counselling and Life Coaching and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Helen Cordery is a dietician with around seventeen years of experience, twelve of which have been spent specialising in working with people with eating disorders. She is currently training to become an attachment-based psychotherapist.
Hendrik Hinrichsen is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London, UK.
When twenty-three-year-old shepherdess Emma Gray breaks off her engagement, the chance to take over an isolated Northumberland farm seems just the fresh start she needs. But while the beautiful scenery certainly offers plenty of scope for contemplation, a night out with an eligible bachelor soon seems more remote than the farm itself. And once you add fugitive sheep and freak blizzards into the mix, Emma's dreams of a happy future at Fallowlees Farm quickly begin to fade.
Throughout the long nights of lambing, the highs and lows of the local sheepdog trials and the day-to-day chores of maintaining a large, ramshackle farm, Emma's collies are her most loyal companions. With Bill, Fly, Roy and Alfie by her side, she'll never really be alone.
Emma's remarkable first year at Fallowlees - the triumphs, the disasters, the heartbreak and the glimmer of romance on the horizon - is an inspiration for anyone who has ever dreamt of changing their life and starting all over again.
Readers love ONE GIRL AND HER DOGS:
'This is an amazing book, difficult to put down. A must for all thinking of living of the land, or looking to be inspired by a hard working courageous young woman'
'What a little gem of a book, I loved it. Emma has given us a little taste of her life in the remote Fallowlees Farm in Northumberland, her knowledge of lambing is just astonishing to me and her beautiful dogs are amazing, I must admit to shedding a tear now and then, but there was plenty to chuckle at too'
'An admirable book'
'Very entertaining and readable. A brave girl who made the decision to become a sheep farmer and farm in a lovely and lonely spot'
'This story is written in such a way that you feel you are actually on the farm and going through the trials too. Wonderful empathy with her dogs and an excellent storyteller'
Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw
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