True to the Line
A Hunting Life
Reviews for True to the Line
This title is written in an illuminative and engaging style, reflecting on the author’s life-long hunting experiences and the unique characters he has met along the way, whilst openly offering his opinions on contentious and controversial topics.
I found this autobiography of a Master of Foxhounds fascinating stuff. As a hunting correspondent and only the second amateur huntsman to become MFH to the Quorn, Adrian has led a life packed with incident and has ridden to hounds not only in the UK but all over the world. Of course the hunting ban is mentioned and discussed, as something that had a huge potential impact on a lifestyle, but the overall feeling I got is that of a countryman in tune with hounds, horse… and wildlife. There’s no false sentimentality here, and very little politics, and I found it a thought-provoking read.
Harriet Phillips , Horse and Countryside
This carefree account of a life with the Spooners and West Dartmoor, the Sinnington in North Yorkshire (a stint with the Quorn ended bitterly) and the travels of a hunting correspondent should delight field sportsmen who will enjoy all the name checks of well-known figures, as well as recognising the highs, lows, humour, politics and humiliations that come with being an MFH.
This eagerly anticipated memoir is based on the author’s four separate Masterships… written in an engaging and illuminating style, the author writes beautifully whilst not shying away from contentious issues and controversial characters.
Michael Sagar , Hounds Magazine