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We stock a wonderful range of gift titles from joke books and cartoon books to Cat Tales and Cows in Trees, a warm and witty memoir of a vet's life. Simply click on the book covers for more information.

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  1. Cat Tales
    £14.95
    2016-08-24 00:00:00

    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.

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  2. Fear of Fly Fishing
    £14.95
    2019-03-28 00:00:00

    Available in December

    With topics ranging from the differences between Western and Eastern anglers and selecting the proper fly to fly fishing history, this reprint of a modern fly fishing classic, first published in 1988, will continue to entertain a new generation of anglers bitten by the fly fishing bug.

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  3. No DOGS on the Sofa
    £12.95
    2018-10-31 00:00:00

    Available in July

    Lazy Labradors, springing Springers, terrible Terriers, permed Poodles, working dogs, lapdogs, hang-dogs and even sausage dogs! All these and more fill cartoonist Bryn’s latest book. This book of canine cartoons is the dog’s doodahs and makes the perfect present for anyone who is similarly dog mad. In fact, if you don’t buy it, you may well find yourself in the doghouse! 

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  4. Sharpshooter
    £18.95
    2018-08-31 00:00:00

    Available in June

    Published in co-operation with Shooting Times, this is a collection of the best writing by their most popular columnist Alasdair Mitchell, who is featured each week in his Sharpshooter column.

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  5. Great Angling Disasters
    £14.95
    2017-10-20 00:00:00

    Great Angling Disasters is a wonderful collection of fishy tales from the past 200 years that will have the reader caught hook, line and sinker. Stories of record breakers that got away, to boats that sank, rods that broke and pike and salmon that ran amok. It is the ultimate chronicle of those less than triumphant days on the riverbank. The perfect gift for any keen fisherman whether coarse, game or seafishing.

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  6. How to Die in the Outdoors
    £10.95
    2017-05-24 00:00:00

    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! 

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  7. Hot Barrels!
    £20.00
    2017-10-06 00:00:00

    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.

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

    Out of stock

    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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  9. 101 Shooting Excuses
    £9.99

    Missed again! Now you have an excuse, or 101 to be exact.This little book is the answer for any shot that misses Learn More
  10. Cartoons from the Horse's Mouth
    £8.99

    Great one liners and superb captions capture the horses view point perfectly Learn More

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