Product & Book Reviews

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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Johnny Richardson – Memories of a Legend

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

2020 Published by the author and available from https://midgetodhunter.co.uk @£15-00 In this latest work author Midge Todhunter has been able, through both research and interviews to put some ‘meat on the bones’ of Blencathra Huntsman Johnny Richardson. This little volume is so much more than ‘just’ a series of  hunting reports and gives the reader...

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In Search of the Kerry Beagle by Stanislaus Lynch

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Written by: Ben Skipper

Edited and Published by Noel Mullins If you want to know what sort of man Stan Lynch was then look no further than his portrait which welcomes you to this most wonderful account of hounds and hunting in post war Ireland. His pose is atypical of any hunting man of the era, filled with an...

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Zarasyl Skin Cream

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

Over the last few weeks, we have been delighted to be allowed to trial a new product from Ireland called Zarasyl. Zarasyl is described as a “Preparation for skin barrier for wounds and abrasions.” As such it might be thought to be another of those products claiming to do the same thing or at least…

Hounds Please!

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

Kay Gardner 2019 littleredvixenpublishing@gmail.com 267pp hardback  Little Red Vixen. Kay Gardner’s latest work is a 267 page hardpack full of: anecdote, and history strung together with information, advice and personal experiences all lavishly illustrated with images from a number of contributors. The title should tell the astute reader that this is first and foremost this...

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Lake Vyrnwy- Tale of a Sporting Hotel

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

Written by John Baynes, George Westropp, Simon Baynes ISBN 97818462981 £14-95 April 2019 I had a number of questions before commencing the review of this little book beautifully produced by Quiller.  Such as:- As this edition is revised and update who is the intended audience? Would someone who has the original and apparently well thought...

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The Countryman – Through the Seasons

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

Johnny Scott – The Countryman – Through the Seasons  Quiller 2019 ISBN 9781846892947 Casebound 230pp £20-00 From cover to cover this highly readable book was rapidly digested in just over a day. As I know from frequent evenings in his company, Johnny Scott  is an exceptionally fine teller and re-teller of tales and anecdotes. This...

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The Squire A Sporting Gentleman’s Tale of Misadventure

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

The Squire A Sporting Gentleman’s Tale of Misadventure Highfield Publishing pp216 Softback ISBN 97819996876-0-3 £9-99 In 1926 the facts of ‘Squire’ Osbaldeston’s fascinating life were laid bare in a fairly dry fashion in the autobiography edited rather heavily by E Cuming and advertised under ‘newly discovered reminiscences’ even though  a highly readable account was printed...

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Book Review Red Rag to a Bull Author Jamie Blackett Quiller2018

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

“Red Rag to a Bull- Rural Life in an Urban Age”  Jamie Blackett Quiller 2018 Case Bound pp256 ISBN9781846892882 price £20-00 Let me start this review by stating that this work by Jamie Blackett should be a set text for all those wanting to go into ‘agricultural management’. The book is easy and a delightful...

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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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