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. Winning Against the Odds
    £20.00
    2020-01-17 00:00:00

    AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER

    Winning Against the Odds tells the most fascinating, eccentric story of one of England's most fascinating and eccentric men – a beguiling mix of high-stakes gambling, city finance and political intrigue involving a most unassuming, compassionate and principled man.

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  2. The Enigma of Kidson (Paperback)
    £16.95
    2018-09-27 00:00:00

    The updated paperback includes new memories from former pupils and friends along with news of what happened to Kidson’s mother.

    Move over Mr Chips. Kidson had everything that central casting requires of a legendary schoolmaster: a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, a silly walk, a smelly spaniel, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence on his pupils – David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Johnnie Boden, Nicky Henderson, Sir Matthew Pinsent, ‘Lupin’ and Dominic West among them.

    'If you enjoyed Dear Lupin you will love this book' - Country Life

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  3. Bear Attacks
    £14.95
    2018-11-30 00:00:00

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Many Brave Fools
    £19.95
    2019-05-31 00:00:00

    Available March 2019

    Many Brave Fools explores the ways in which horses enriched a woman's life. Author, Susan Conley recounts how horses gave her the fortitude to rid herself of the codependency that kept her trapped in a marriage ruled by addiction. With humour and honesty, Conley details how becoming a rider made her no longer feel like a victim, but instead a confident and courageous woman.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Unlimited Overs
    £12.95
    2019-06-27 00:00:00

    Due April 2019

    Unlimited Overs is the humorous and heartwarming story of a season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, as they go from disaster to triumph.

    Above all, it is the uplifting tale of friendship among a team of not-very-good players who find enough moments of near brilliance to remind them why they love the game of cricket.

    '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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