Sport can be downright odd! Think of a tennis court and its scoring system. Or the organised chaos of a rugby scrum. Or just about everything to do with cricket. That’s why sports writer Ian Valentine and celebrated cartoonist Oliver Preston have teamed up to produce this wonderful accompaniment to all things sport.Learn More
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
A collection of the best writing from the Shooting Times popular columnist Alasdair Mitchell, selected from his weekly Sharpshooter column.
nb. The author's proceeds from sales through the BASC bookshop will be matched by a donation to the Wildlife Habitat 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
The Book That Makes Dying by Heart Attack Seem Downright Boring
Simply by living a normal life, you have an excellent chance of becoming yet another statistic on the list of leading causes of death. But Buck Tilton prefers to ponder the alternatives. In How to Die in the Outdoors, he presents 150 more interesting and unique ways to perish, from snake bite, elephant foot, rhino horn, and more!Learn More
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.Learn More
Hot Barrels! has a wide appeal to anyone involved in shooting. It is fascinating, fun and informative, as it examines the reality and myths connected to shooting and the shooting day. Hobson provides answers both from his own observations and from the experiences of others, which he hopes will be well shared around the shoot lunch tables, or whilst sitting on a bale in a barn eating sandwiches.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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The World of Cognac is a carefully researched study about the history and culture of Cognac – the most revered spirit in the world. Ranging from historical brandy anecdotes dating back to the 7th century all the way up to our modern-day cocktail culture, this is cognac's story. The author explains where cognac originates from, how it's made, the people involved, as well as the classification and age, the art of tasting and most importantly of all, choosing and storing one's cognac. A comprehensive list of cognac houses are featured, providing an informative overview of many of the brands and a selection of their current products.
"The World of Cognac is a gorgeous, inspiring and informative book, and it’s little wonder that it began by winning a prize. More will come, I’m sure." - Mike Gerrard, Travel DistilledLearn More