THE FOUR SEASONS OF SPORT.

THE FOUR SEASONS OF SPORT.

FIELD TRIALS AND JUDGING. By Charles Alington. Commentary by Susan Scales.

FIELD TRIALS AND JUDGING. By Charles Alington. Commentary by Susan Scales.

ADVENTURES OF AN ARTISAN HUNTER. By Brian Plummer.

(1979) 2000 new edition. 8vo (141 x 222mm). Pp128. B/w illustrations by Martin Knowelden. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt.

Account of Plummer's development as a hunter, from boyhood exploits with lurcher and terrier to adulthood, with many interesting digressions. Includes chapters on cock-fighting and bird-catching, cooking and eating badgers, foxes and rats, hawks and hawking. Although Plummer often comes across as bonkers, many of his apparently eccentric actions, such as badger-eating or covering himself with a concoction of badger grease and herbs, were experiments to establish the plausibility of claims made by other writers. Being perpetually surrounded by people incapable of sharing this pioneering spirit of enquiry seems the source of his restlessness and the driving force behind the hundreds of books he wrote in his lifetime. This is not to say that Plummer did not have deep problems, as he himself describes in Hancock's My Life with Lurchers.
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Author Plummer (David Brian). (1936-2003).
Book Code 4405
ISBN 0953364860 / 0953364860
Book Description Fine new copy in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2000
Publisher Coch-y-Bonddu Books.
Place Machynlleth.