Anna Greenwood, from Yorkshire is a traveller, teacher and writer. Her wide ranging life experiences and interests have allowed her to travel the world and interact with the people she meets there. Her trips have included staying with local beekeepers in Kenya, inhabiting nomadic Gers in Mongolia, and living in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India and Nepal where she worked as an English teacher to the young and adolescent monks. She has recently returned from horse riding through the northern reaches of Outer Mongolia, close to the southern edge of Siberia, where she met with Shaman and local reindeer herders.
Whilst in the UK, she has undertaken a rural oral history project documenting men and women’s lives within the Dales of Yorkshire, where you will find, amongst others, gypsy waggon makers, miners, hill farmers, teachers, blacksmiths, caravan site owners. The outcome of this is the book “The Rural Voice”. The result shows a landscape rich in stories and depicts a rural way of life sure to inspire a new generation interested in traditional methods, crafts and values.