The Keen Foxhunter's Miscellany

The Keen Foxhunter's Miscellany

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A fascinating collection of hunting lore covering fox hunting



The Keen Foxhunter s Miscellany is an intriguing collection of hunting lore with three hundred and fifty entries covering all aspects of fox hunting from yesteryear to the present day. Filled with an abundance of fact, fiction and quirky tales, this is a well researched and entertaining title, which is easy to dip in and out of. Everything to do with fox hunting is here, including profiles of hunting eccentrics such as Mad Jack Mytton (who was so obsessed by his appearance that he owned 150 pairs of breeches) and Harry, Marquis of Hastings, whose tendency to arrive on the field two hours late and sozzled made his brief Mastership of the Quorn a disaster.

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Sub Heading No
ISBN 9781846890659
Author Peter Holt
Binding Casebound
Extent 216 x 138 mm , 224 pages
Illustrations Black and white drawings
Ebook No

'This appealing anthology is set to become an essential addition to the library of keen foxhunters everywhere.' Hounds magazine

'This is an amusing collection of 'fascinating facts', stories and quotes about hunting. Hostesses will be relieved to know that masters of foxhounds should be seated above bishops, MPs and judges - the chat should be better, at least. And did you know that the first mention of hounds 'speaking' was made by the Roman poet Ovid? That when a fishmonger from Piccadilly came out with the Essex in the 18th century, the day had to be cancelled because he smelled so strongly that hounds were incapable of hunting? Or the Frederick Engles, co-author of the Communist Manifesto with Karl Marx, hunted regularly with the Cheshire? Even the most knowledgable hunting person will glean something from this smart little book, and I expect it to fill a lot of stockings this Christmas. Perfect for bedside, loo-side or perhaps, on the dullest day, covertside.' Horse & Hound

'...definitely enough quirky and amusing additions to enliven all lovers of the chase.' Scottish Field

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