Gifts

We have selected a number of titles which we consider to make great gifts, whether for birthdays. Christmas, or just thank you's. If you are unsure or don't see what you are looking for – please do call us, we are here to help and could hopefully point you in the right direction - (01939 261616 during office hours, Monday to Friday). For more information on any of our titles, simply click on the cover image.

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  1. Between the Coverts
    £20.00
    2016-07-04 00:00:00

    A glance at the A to Z section of quarry species gives a very good idea of the scope of the book, which ranges from the commonplace to the unusual. Of course, there are entries for pheasant and partridge (both grey and redleg), but also for black grouse, ptarmigan and golden plover, plus the various species of goose and duck. The author describes them in detail – their appearance, their habitats and their habits. He does not ignore the four-legged quarry either, as hare, squirrel and rabbit, for example are all included too. So whatever your chosen quarry, you will find an accurate description, as well as an unusual fact, a tip for improving your equipment or your technique, or a useful titbit of information that will not only stand you in good stead for your shooting day but also increase your enjoyment.

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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. Fear of Fly Fishing
    £14.95
    2019-03-28 00:00:00

    Available in January

    With topics ranging from the differences between Western and Eastern anglers and selecting the proper fly to fly fishing history, this reprint of a modern fly fishing classic, first published in 1988, will continue to entertain a new generation of anglers bitten by the fly fishing bug.

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  4. Fergus and the Night Before Christmas
    £12.95
    2018-11-14 00:00:00

    Hundreds of years after the classic tale The Night Before Christmas was first published, Fergus, the world’s most popular cartoon horse, shares his own holiday adventure in the skies. And a very different sort of escapade it is!

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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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