Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History
A fascinating and comprehensive book on the history of gamekeeping from the late seventeenth century until the present time, offering unique insight and an accurate record of gamekeeping in times past. * Aimed at gamekeepers, sportsmen, shooters, and anyone with an interest in country life or countryside history* Invaluable work of reference for the gamekeeper, the history student, the social historian, and those interested in life in the country estate* Includes snippets from tape recordings of gamekeepers testimonies, contemporary newspaper clippings, and extracts from historic documents* Beautifully illustrated throughout
Reviews for Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History
Published in hardback and attractively designed, this fascinating book will be of interest to all.
British Deer Society
Cleverly crafted, meticulously researched and generously illustrated by archive photographs, illustrations and gamekeeper’s personal records this substantial hardback is a must-read for anyone who’s even remotely interested in game shooting and the countryside.
Every naturalist and shooting person should have on their bookshelf, as without an understanding of the history of the subject you cannot fully understand the subject today or in the future.
Highland News Group
Jones’s comprehensive volume is enlightening, from the modern requirements for the job and the dedication it entails, to a look at the often gritty history of the gamekeeper. Chapters on lady gamekeepers, gamekeepers at home and abroad, those during wartime and from the great estates all demonstrate the gamekeeper’s worth…A valuable addition to the sporting world’s memory but, one hopes, not its eulogy.