Product & Book Reviews

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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Book Review A countryman’s Creel

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

The Remarkable, the Heart-rending, the Intriguing, the Almost Unbelievable Conor Farrington ISBN 978-1-903122-35-5 Merlin Unwin £14-99 I had never heard of Conor Farrington until picking up this compendium of short stories however the fact that he was an unknown quantity only served to increase my enjoyment of the book. I now understand that though Dr...

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Tales of Olden Glories – Book Review

Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2020
Written by: The Editor

‘Tales of Olden Glories’ Neil Salisbury Bettyfold Publishing October 2020 315pp ISBN 9781527270930 Long ago I was ‘taught’ how to review books as part of my part-time job at Oxford University Press as an impecunious Law undergraduate- the theory being that you wrote a review that would strike a chord with fellow students, who would...

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Ecclesfield Duke

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

In this modern world full of unnecessary and highly toxic ‘Political Correctness’ school reports for both Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan would perhaps describe them as ‘ lively characters’ and overlook their little idiosyncrasies. In the same way,  having puppy walked beagles, and had them return as retirees many yers later, the best phrase...

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