A beautifully produced hardback featuring a unique collection of extraordinary, whimsical and sometimes bizarre but true stories. From cats that loved birds to cats that danced, sang and even saved their owner's lives, this unique collection of feline stories brings together some of the strangest and most endearing tales from the past two centuries – and best of all, the stories are true.
Many of the most intriguing of these tales come from long forgotten books, newspapers and magazines published here, in Europe and America, but they have one thing in common: they all reflect our passion for cats in all their variety – from the tough old farm cat to the pampered Persian. Here you will find cats that looked after dogs (and hedgehogs), cats that became lifeling friends with birds, foxes and even frogs, not to mention cats that learned to ring doorbells and lost cats that travelled hundreds of miles to get home.Learn More
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
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Available in 2019
Eat Drink and be Sherry highlights the world’s most underrated fine wine.Sherry is a magnificent multi-faceted wine now very much on the ‘up’ as a popular drink and this fascinating and accessible behind the scenes ‘update’ will be of great interest to all who love good food and wine.Learn More
DUE: JULY 2018
Backpacker The Survival Hacker’s Handbook provides detailed instruction on how to use everyday items to survive in extraordinary circumstances. Sure, the quirk is here. For instance, learn how to make a fishhook out of a beer can, start a fire with hand sanitizer, or purify water with bleach. But it goes beyond the quirk to identify real solutions for real scenarios—with real items you carry with you.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
David S D Jones present a unique look into the lives, roles and responsibilities of the outdoor staff of the great country houses during the golden age of Queen Victoria's reign to World War I – the hermit, the gardener, the chauffeur, the warrener, postilion, etc.
A must read for anyone interested in family and social history and country house/estate life in a bygone era.Learn More