Product & Book Reviews

SSangYong Musso Saracen 2022 Review

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022
Written by: The Editor

SSangYong Musso Saracen – it’s a mouthful even without the ‘SS’ at the start, isn’t it?  Apparently, it translates as Double Snake Rhino Saracen model, or, for the LWB version called the Rhino  ‘Snake Snake Rhino Rhino’. Still, if you can get over that, and the fact that your fashionable and label addicted ‘friends’ are,…

Ashforth’s Curiosities of Horse Racing

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook

Ashforth’s Curiosities of Horse Racing Author David Ashworth Published by Merlin Unwin September 2002 Jacket and Casebound pp 256 ISBN 978 1 913 5946 7 Price £20-00 This is a perfect book for those long dark winter evenings. One that will be picked up and enjoyed time after time. Having ridden in just a couple...

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Land of Milk and Honey Digressions of a Rural Dissident

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook

Land of Milk and Honey Digressions of a Rural Dissident 2022 Jamie Blackett Published by Quiller an Amberley Publishing Imprint Hardback pp255 ISBN 978184693667 £20-00 If you have read our our review of Jamie Blackett’s previous book ‘Red Rag to a Bull’ you wil know we described it as :- “a  highly readable book that…

A Day at the Races  Peter May 2022

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022
Written by: The Editor

A Day at the Races  Author Peter May Published by Merlin Unwin Hardback 2022 240pp £20  ISBN 978-1-913159-35-1 Peter May’s book is not just another book about horse racing or the explanation of a new system of betting etc. It is however a lively chronological romp through the history of the turf and the great,…

Rodger McPhail: An Artist by Nature- Book Review

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

Rodger McPhail: An Artist by Nature ISBN: 9781846893278 PUBLICATION  July 2021 Hardback 160 pages   In his latest book, a beautifully produced large format work from the Quiller stable, the artist takes the reader on a journey through his art and discusses some of his four thousand or so drawings and paintings. His work can...

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Moorland Matters-Book Review

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021
Written by: Ben Skipper

Author Ian Coghill 2021 First published in the UK in 2021 by Quiller ISBN 978-1-84689-347-6  pp 256 £25-00 Moorland Matters -The Battle for the Uplands against Authoritarian Conservation, For those of us of a certain shooting vintage there was that one tome we could turn to, whose pages were filled with sage advice, Charles Coles...

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The Hound Intelligence Series- Book Review

Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The Hound Intelligence Series. Deirdre Hanna 2021 Published by Hounds Magazine 320pp £25-00   Over a period of some 20 years, Deidre Hanna has written a series of articles for Hounds Magazine discussing the many aspects of peculiar hound behaviours in a series called Hound Intelligence. At some point, a decision was made to collect...

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Paving Paradise J. Harris Anderson- Review

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

Published by Blue Cardinal Press 2020   www.BlueCardinalPress.com Library of Congress Control Number: 2020924783 ISBN: 978-0-9911645-7-8 Paving Paradise (complete with a nod to Joni Mitchell on the flyleaf)  is John Harris Anderson’s new ‘Paradise Gap’ novel. It follows on from ‘The Foxhunters Guide to Life and Love’ and gives Thumper and his other characters a...

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The Hunting Horn ‘What to know and how to know it’ by Grosvenor Merle-Smith

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

The Hunting Horn ‘What to know and how to know it’ by Grosvenor Merle-Smith Published by Dementi Milestone Publishing ISBN: 978-1-7360885-5-5 Hard cover 8.5’ x 11” 288 pages Retail price $75.00. For UK Orders contact https://www.tackagain.co.uk/ My first experience with a hunting horn was as a result of our neighbour and his family. He was...

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Brief History of the Side Saddle

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

Brief History of the Side Saddle  Authors Sally Mitchell and Nick Creaton BHSI published by Museum of the Horse 2019 ISBN 978-09556-138-8-3 I have to confess that I have had only one attempt at riding side saddle – after all, I show jumped three or four times a week in the season and rode to...

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