A collection of the best writing from the Shooting Times popular columnist Alasdair Mitchell, selected from his weekly Sharpshooter column.
Covering all aspects of the countryside from field sports to conservation, nature and wildlife this book will appeal to everyone with an interest in rural life and to the many thousands of readers who have followed his contributions over the last 20 years.
‘No one escapes his gimlet eye and barbed wit — the hypocrisy of animal rights activists, the Guardian newspaper, incompetent bureaucrats, eco-tourism, the National Trust, Natural England, the Ramblers Association, the BBC, RSPB, RSPCA and vegans, among others, are all exposed in a balanced, perceptive and invariably humorous manner’. Taken from the Foreword by Sir John (Johnny) Scott Bt.
About the Author
Alasdair Mitchell owns and lives on a remote farm situated on the barbarian side of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. In addition to sheep, he keeps a small herd of red deer. Married, with two children, he farms and manages land of high conservation value in a manner that is sympathetic to wildlife.
In his earlier years, he was a soldier, stockbroker, PR consultant and company director. He is also a former director of BASC’s Northern Region. In 1997 he wrote his first book, Goose Shooting. He has written regularly for the sporting press since then. His columns for the Shooting Times continue to provoke debate, amusement, appreciation and outrage in roughly equal measure.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading The popular and provocative columnist from Shooting Times ISBN 9781846892615 Author Alasdair Mitchell Binding Casebound Extent 192 pages, 234x156mm Illustrations Black & White Ebook No
'This is a collection of over 100 selected columns by Alasdair Mitchell ranging over a 20-year period. They cover all aspects of the countryside from field sports to conservation, nature and wildlife, including pest control with an amusing tale relating to catching moles! This Book will appeal to everyone with an interest in rural life and to the many thousands of readers who have followed his contributions over the years.' - Frances McKim, Pest Magazine
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