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  1. Hemingway's Guns
    £24.95
    2017-05-24 00:00:00

    Ernest Hemingway is a mythic writer and alpha male. As a hunter and conservationist, he drew greatly from the strong example of Theodore Roosevelt, and he much enjoyed teaching newcomers to shoot and hunt. He was a member of his high-school gun club and went to war when he was 18.

    Following years of research, this volume significantly expands what we know about Hemingway’s shotguns, rifles, and pistols—the tools of the trade that proved themselves in his hunting and in his writing Including short excerpts from Hemingway’s works, these stories of his guns and rifles tell us as much about him as a lifelong, expert hunter and shooter and as a man.

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  2. The Enigma of Kidson (Hardback)
    £25.00
    2017-04-28 00:00:00

    Move over Mr Chips. Kidson had everything that central casting requires of a legendary schoolmaster: a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, a silly walk, a smelly spaniel, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence on his pupils – David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Johnnie Boden, Nicky Henderson, Sir Matthew Pinsent, ‘Lupin’ and Dominic West among them.


    'If you enjoyed Dear Lupin you will love this book' - Country Life

    (Please note promotion code applicable for UK orders only)

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  3. True to the Line
    £20.00
    2017-08-31 00:00:00



    True to the Line is Adrian Dangar's recollections of his life at the sharp end of hunting, during which he was a Master and huntsman of three different hunts in three unique regions of England — Dartmoor, North Yorkshire and Leicestershire. During this time, the author came into close contact with many fascinating characters that love and work in these beautiful landscapes.

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  4. The Enigma of Kidson (Limited Edition)
    £200.00
    2017-06-12 00:00:00

    A special limited edition copy

    Leather bound in dark blue with gilt edges, ribbon marker slip, signed and numbered by the author — at £200 per copy to raise funds for the Kidson Bursary. If you would like to reserve a copy, please pre-order here or contact us directly.

    Move over Mr Chips. Kidson had everything that central casting requires of a legendary schoolmaster: a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, a silly walk, a smelly spaniel, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence on his pupils – David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Johnnie Boden, Nicky Henderson, Sir Matthew Pinsent, ‘Lupin’ and Dominic West among them.

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  5. Life on the Edge
    £20.00
    2018-12-31 00:00:00

    Available in September

    Once described by the actress, Joanna Lumley, as ‘the man with no fear’, Tristan Voorspuy spent his whole life living up to the legend. This book tells the story of a life lived on the edge of the Great Rift Valley – and one cut tragically short on Voorspuy’s own beloved Kenyan nature reserve in March 2017 when he was shot and killed by armed herders invading the land.

    A donation per copy goes directly to the Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.

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  6. The Man Behind the Mike
    £20.00
    2018-11-30 00:00:00

    Available in September

    Mike Tucker was born into a life of farming and horses. His passion and hard work enabled him to progress from international groom to successful international event rider, top level Eventing official and television commentator. The wealth of experience and lifetime involvement in the world of equestrian sport has enabled him to travel all over the world meeting many different people and sharing his expertise. We are told many funny, revealing, fascinating and sometimes sad anecdotes of his experiences of the successes and failures along the way and we are given a true insight into the real stories behind the headlines, and The Man Behind the Mike.

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  7. The Enigma of Kidson (Paperback)
    £16.95
    2018-10-25 00:00:00

    Move over Mr Chips. Kidson had everything that central casting requires of a legendary schoolmaster: a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, a silly walk, a smelly spaniel, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence on his pupils – David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Johnnie Boden, Nicky Henderson, Sir Matthew Pinsent, ‘Lupin’ and Dominic West among them.


    'If you enjoyed Dear Lupin you will love this book' - Country Life

    (Please note promotion code applicable for UK orders only)

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  8. Red Rag to a Bull
    £20.00
    2018-12-12 00:00:00

    Available October 2018

    From author Jamie Blackett, this humorous and occasionally moving tale describes how he grapples with the intricacies of farming in a rapidly changing landscape. Part childhood memoir, part biopic of rural life, readers are given an intimate portrait of an estate and transported to a remote and beautiful part of Scotland and acquainted with its wildlife, its people and its peccadilloes.

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  9. Cows in Trees
    £12.95
    2016-06-13 00:00:00

    Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events from his long career, not to mention the most bizarre of all – attending to a cow stuck in a tree!

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  10. My Racing Certainties
    £18.00
    2015-11-17 00:00:00

    In the racing game much is credited to jockeys, trainers and of course horses. Hardly a ‘name’ in either category lacks newspaper features, full blown biographies or TV exposure – and quite right too. As for the owners... They get their names printed on the race cards and appear at racecourse presentations – but that’s about it. Not a lot, considering they pay through the nose for the privilege of owning, training and often breeding the horses.

    My Racing Certainties does its bit to redress the balance – and in a most entertaining way. The author has been an owner since the 1950s and although he says he’d be a much richer man if he’d never caught sight of a racehorse he, like so many other owners, would not have missed the roller coaster ride for anything. 

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