George Allen & Unwin 1st 1981
8vo, brown bds with gold titling to spine, F+/F 420 gms
(Order reference 14992).
Few gamekeepers "are better qualified than Norman Mursell, with fifty years experience behind him, to write about the arts of his profession - rearing the birds, dealing with vermin, exciting and dangerous encounters with poachers, working with dogs, and so on - but [this book] is much more than a gamekeeper's manual. It carries the unmistakeable authenticity of the countryman writing about the countryside he knows and loves, and painting a picture in which its wildlife, its farming, its customs, characters and crafts all take their place."