2010 1st edition. Published by the editor. Darcy Books.
Ppviii,194. Colour & b/w photographs. Laminated pictorial boards. Fine new and unread copy.
A new book edited by Jonathan Darcy, in which hunt servant and professional terrierman Nick Stevens chronicles his career, fom the end of the seventies up to the imposition of the hunting ban. Darcy writes; "I suppose it was about ten years ago when I heard of the terrierman that they call Nick Stevens. A man who shunned publicity and still everyone clamoured for his bloodlines. Nick's terriers have always been hard to get hold of, even for those in the know. Sure you see the odd litter advertised as 'Stevens Lines' but upon examination ...the percentage is totally insignificant. Even today the pure bloodlines are not easy to find. ...The quiet, unassuming man has always remained something of a mystery [but now] this book is an insight into the world of Nick Stevens and his obsession with working terriers, breeding stock and being a professional hunt servant. Just the plain ordinary truth about an extraordinary man." Nb. An interview with Nick Stevens appears in Hard Workers: The Real Terriers, by Daniele Piacentini, our stock number 13991.