General Interest

Ranging from pig miscellanies to a vet's life, breeding chickens to everything you ever wanted to know about bees and more, from feline friends, barking dogs and sporting lingo you are bound to find what you are looking for in our wide variety of general interest books. Simply click on the cover image of any title for more information.

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  1. Cat Tales
    £14.95
    2016-08-24 00:00:00

    A beautifully produced hardback featuring a unique collection of extraordinary, whimsical and sometimes bizarre but true stories.
    From cats that loved birds to cats that danced, sang and even saved their owner's lives, this unique collection of feline stories brings together some of the strangest and most endearing tales from the past two centuries – and best of all, the stories are true.
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  2. Bear Attacks
    £14.95
    2018-11-30 00:00:00

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    Of all the animals in North America’s wilderness, none command such fear, awe, and interest as the bear. Creatures that fear little, bears now compete for survival with the only other animal that can threaten their existence, humans. This is the sometimes horrific yet instructive story of Bear and Man, written by the leading scientific authority in the field. This book is for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country—and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures.

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  3. Beyond the Track
    £25.00
    2019-01-08 00:00:00

    Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their big hearts and willingness to go the extra mile, Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partners in a host of disciplines, including: dressage, eventing, show jumping, trail riding, and even barrel racing and ranch work. 

    This book is the go-to reference for anyone interested in pursuing a partnership with an OTTB athlete.

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  4. The Handy Book of Horse Tricks
    £12.95
    2019-01-08 00:00:00

    Not only are there a number of top horsemen and women who tour the world performing in front of huge audiences, but more and more riders—both competitive and recreational—appreciate the benefits that varying a horse’s work and training routine can have.

    This handy guide to trick training is not only sure to improve the partnership between horse and handler, but it's also a great way to bring a little light-heartedness and fun to every stable.

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  5. Know Better to do Better
    £22.95
    2019-01-08 00:00:00

    Here you’ll find smart, honest straight talk intended to help equestrians at all levels from Gold medalist and renowned rider and coach Denny Emerson.

    From basics like aids and equipment to more specialized subjects, such as rider fitness, emotional control, and how to determine what success with your horse really means, readers will gain valuable, hard-won knowledge. 

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  6. The Gardener's Essential Gertrude Jekyll (Paperback)
    £16.95
    2018-07-19 00:00:00

    A selection of the best and most important passages from Gertrude Jekyll's many books on gardening, incorporating design and ornament, colour and scent, and flowers in the house.

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  7. Red Rag to a Bull
    £20.00
    2018-10-29 00:00:00

    Red Rag is a humorous and thought-provoking story seen through the eyes of a landownera modern-day Poldarktrying to keep the family estate going in an ever-changing world.

    Jamie Blackett's intelligent and easy-to-read narrative flows through the farming challenges of the Scottish independence referendum, the hunting ban and Brexit.

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  8. Unlimited Overs
    £12.95
    2019-03-28 00:00:00

    Unlimited Overs is the humorous and heartwarming story of a season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, as they go from disaster to triumph. As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coaching, yoga and psychology to improve his game. Will he emerge as a sporting demi-god, or will his team-mates even notice the difference?

    'This book is for the people that make cricket both possible and the most magical game on earth' - Daniel Norcross, Test Match Special

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  9. The Countryman
    £20.00
    2019-03-28 00:00:00

    From the toad to the bumblebee, the cuckoo to the pheasant, the life cycle of the dragonfly, the attractions of the nightjar and the dove, the development of sheep breeds and the value of the cottager’s pig – these are just some of the characters of the natural world as described by Johnny Scott.

    What are the origins of Oak Apple Day and when and where is it still celebrated? What do you know about Morecambe Bay shrimps or gulls’ eggs – how do they make the journey from harvest to plate? What is a hag stone and what is its connection to a horse brass? Do you know what marl is and where would you find it? Answers to these questions and so many others are to be found within these pages.

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  10. Lake Vyrnwy: The Story of a Sporting Hotel
    £14.95
    2019-03-25 00:00:00

    Since 1890, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has been welcoming visitors to the shores of the beautiful Lake it calls its home. This book tells the fascinating story of a hotel built as part of the extraordinary enterprise to construct the Lake itself, at the time the largest artificial reservoir in Europe. Lake Vyrnwy captures in vivid detail the development and evolution of this archetypal Victorian sporting hotel, famed as a renowned fishing destination and still, today, an integral and important part of the local community, economy and culture.

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