Product & Book Reviews

Foxhunters Guide to Life and Love

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

Foxhunters Guide to Life and Love  J Harris Anderson Blue Cardinal Press Virginia 2017   ISBN 0991164539 Well, let’s face it if you are going to have a memorable title then this new book from American author J Harris Anderson has it nailed! The book is a curious combination of a chapter-based narrative following the...

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Horse Racing Terms (an Illustrated Guide) Rosemary Coates

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018
Written by: Mark Halford

Publisher Merlin Unwin Books Publication date Sept 2018  Language:English  Number of pages:144     ISBN:9781910723746    Price £8-99 Some may find this blasphemy but I’ve never really had much interest in Horse Racing. I can’t say that this great little book has ignited a over arching passin for racing and I’ll be dashing off to the next local...

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Life on the Edge -Tristan Voorspuy’s Fatal love of Africa

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

Published by Quiller Books  Author Adrian Dangar ISBN 9781846892660 Casebound 216 Pages, 243x153mm 2018 Life on the Edge can be purchased for £20 from Quiller Publishing (www.quillerpublishing.com), with signed copies available direct from the author (www.adriandangar.com). This latest book by Adrian Dangar is not another dispassionate biography, but a series of personal and family recollections....

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Cobby Dog Turmeraid

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018
Written by: Ben Skipper

Dog food is simply amazing! I gave my senior dog, a 17 year old, the food both as a treat, mixer and as a meal. Within 5 days there was a noticeable increase in vitality, comfort in walking as the severity of the arthritis in his hips seemed to lessen and his overall demeanour improved....

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Lady of the Chase- The Life and Hunting Diaries of Daphne Moore

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Written by: Kay Gardner

Lady of the Chase – The Life and hunting Diaries of Daphne Moore  by Alistair Jackson  Illustrations Copyright Michael O’ReillyHardback  pp209 Published by Merlin Unwin 2018 price £25-00 ISBN 978-1-910723-76-0 I well remember talking to Daphne about her Diaries, a welcome foil to the more formal writings of her reports. Somewhere she could release her...

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Horse Games Bob Thompson 2018 Book Review

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

One Man’s Search for the Tribal Horse Games of Asia and Africa Horse Games  Bob Thompson Hardback 288pp ISBN 978-1-91072375-3 Price £20-0 Growing up playing ‘mounted games’ revolved around the Prince Phillip Cup and various regional competitions run by the Pony Club. With such names as ‘tent pegging’ – involving putting a garden cane through...

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“The Man Behind the Mike: Mike Tucker; The Voice of Equestrianism”

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

“The Man Behind the Mike: Mike Tucker; The Voice of  Equestrianism”  Jane  Wallace 2018 Quiller  £20-00 pp304 Hardback  ISBN   9781892684 Mike Tucker’s voice over the loudspeaker always made me concentrate, if I was socializing at the horse of the Year Show (HOYS) or perhaps competing at a County Show then that voice would envitably...

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The Dublin Horse Show ‘Pictures of my Memories’ Noel Mullins 2018

Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

Noel Mullins’ new book, ‘The Dublin Horse Show’, with its  800 action packed images takes the reader on a pictorial journey through the famous show. It has taken more than 10 years for Mullins to take thousands of photos of the annual shop window of the Irish Horse, and to narrow them down to the...

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True To The Line, A Hunting Life Adrian Dangar

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Written by: James Barclay

  Quiller Publishing Ltd (29 Aug. 2017) Hardcover: 192 pages ISBN-10: 1846892449 From the very moment you pick up Adrian’s book, you know exactly that it has been written by an utmost enthusiast of our cause. The title indeed is a good give away in itself! However it is the way that the book has...

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Book Review Sheep May Safely Graze LM Clancy 2016 ISBN 9781512040357

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

In summary, and for all the right reasons this book made me angry. Not because it wasn’t a good read, it was, but because it took a new Irish writer to provide a narrative for the current disconnect between town and country in England! Why is this something that English authors have apparently shied away...

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