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Since 1890, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has been welcoming visitors to the shores of the beautiful Lake it calls its home. This book tells the fascinating story of a hotel built as part of the extraordinary enterprise to construct the Lake itself, at the time the largest artificial reservoir in Europe. Lake Vyrnwy captures in vivid detail the development and evolution of this archetypal Victorian sporting hotel, famed as a renowned fishing destination and still, today, an integral and important part of the local community, economy and culture.Learn More
From the toad to the bumblebee, the cuckoo to the pheasant, the life cycle of the dragonfly, the attractions of the nightjar and the dove, the development of sheep breeds and the value of the cottager’s pig – these are just some of the characters of the natural world as described by Johnny Scott.
What are the origins of Oak Apple Day and when and where is it still celebrated? What do you know about Morecambe Bay shrimps or gulls’ eggs – how do they make the journey from harvest to plate? What is a hag stone and what is its connection to a horse brass? Do you know what marl is and where would you find it? Answers to these questions and so many others are to be found within these pages.Learn More
Unlimited Overs is the humorous and heartwarming story of a season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, as they go from disaster to triumph. As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coaching, yoga and psychology to improve his game. Will he emerge as a sporting demi-god, or will his team-mates even notice the difference?
'This book is for the people that make cricket both possible and the most magical game on earth' - Daniel Norcross, Test Match SpecialLearn More
Accompany woodsman Ben Law as he celebrates the amazing diversity of craft products made from materials sourced directly from the woods. With fascinating information on the history, language and traditions of the crafts, coppice management and tree species, this book teaches about all aspects of the low-impact woodland way of life.Learn More
This complete introduction to stickmaking explains how to make a wide range of traditional walking sticks, market sticks and crooks. Expanded to include more detailed coverage of tools, moulds, formers, jigs and materials, this book is the ultimate, comprehensive guide.Learn More
With Nick’s expertize and enthusiasm you’ll learn how to turn the countryside into your very own larder and kitchen. Taste your way through the woods, fields and meadows, discovering mouth-watering recipes for deer, rabbit and game and delicious wild cocktails to toast your culinary adventures.Learn More
This is the 45th Anniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village.
Throughout his life, Robin has observed dramatic changes in the way people live their lives. It’s in this book that he reiterates the tragedy behind a countryside increasingly misused and abused in the name of urbanisation and industrialisation.Learn More
The Dictionary of Posh serves as an essential guide to the (ab)use of many English words by the decidedly up-market and the resultant – and endangered – language they speak: Posh
Hugh Kellett brilliantly captures the spirit and nuances of those who speak Posh and, allied with Oliver Preston’s brilliantly accurate cartoons, this book is the key to understanding and interpreting this language – literally with tongue-in-cheek.Learn More
The Airgunner's Companion provides you with the fundamental knowledge necessary to be an effective hunter. The go-to guide for beginners and intermediates interested in hunting with air rifles and wanting to learn how to get the most out of them.Learn More
Training Your Pointing Dog explains how to develop an obedient gundog that is also an affectionate family companion, with training schedules and advice on everything from handling a newborn puppy to teaching advanced field techniques and finely tuned pointing manners. .Learn More