Between the Coverts

The Shooter's Bedside Book

Charles Smith-Jones



ISBN: 9781846892257


CATEGORY: Gifts and History

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 224 pages

Following the success and popularity of The Deer Stalker's Bedside Book, Charles Smith-Jones has now produced a companion work, Between the Coverts, which will appeal to game shooters of every kind. It has something for everyone, whether experienced Shot or complete novice, and is presented in an easy, entertaining style laced with humour and wit. 

In it you will discover quirky and unusual facts and observations, all carefully researched. Throughout the author's great enthusiasm and affection for game shooting shines through, backed up with hard facts and helpful, sound advice. Interspersed throughout the text are an invaluable list of keeper's tips, anecdotes, shooting quotations and snippets of fascinating information. There is a welcome reappearance of tales from the fictional Glen Garron estate and we are also introduced to a previously unknown regiment, the Glamorgan Fusiliers, whose exploits and eccentricities will strike a particular chord for any reader with a military background, along with delightful vignettes by Will Garfit. 
You are bound to find something in the pages of this perfect bedside book for the shooting man or woman that you didn't know before, along with plenty more to inform, entertain and amuse. Should you be looking for a present to take to the host of your shooting day, look no further.

Meet the author Charles Smith-Jones

An all-round field sportsman, Charles Smith-Jones has always been fascinated by deer which he has studied and managed for almost forty years with wide experience across all of the six British species. His writing will be familiar to readers of Shooting Times, Sporting Gun and Deer magazines, to which he is a regular contributor.

He has written three other books. Muntjac: Managing an Alien Species (2004) received widespread praise as a groundbreaking work on coping with the challenges posed by this invasive little Asian deer in Britain. The Deer Stalker’s Bedside Book, a collection of facts, anecdotes, advice and fiction for fellow deer enthusiasts, was published in 2015, followed by Between the Coverts for the game shooter in 2016.

A full Army career was followed by ten years lecturing in Game and Wildlife Management at Sparsholt College in Hampshire where he taught the new generation of gamekeepers and other countryside custodians. In addition to writing, Charles now offers an independent consultancy on deer matters as well as acting as Technical Adviser to the British Deer Society (BDS). At various times he has also been a Trustee Director of the BDS as well as holding a variety of positions ranging from deer manager to Secretary and national Deer Adviser within the Defence Deer Management organisation.

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