Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History
David Jones has written a fascinating and comprehensive book on the subject of gamekeeping from the inception of the profession in the late seventeenth century to the present day.
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.