1989 1st edition. Large 4to (198 x 265mm). Pp189,iii. Colour illustrations by Philip Murphy, frontispiece by Will Garfit, b/w photographs. Green boards, spine titled in gilt.
Estate life in the twentieth and late nineteenth centuries seen through the eyes of gamekeepers and shoot staff. Many interesting old photographs and illustrations. A first-rate read. Chapters include: Overcoming tyranny, Charles South; The world's oldest keeper? George Pryke; Brideshead Revisited, Stanley Ware; Their Majesties' Keeper, Jack Clark; Mainly from the archives; King of the gamekeepers, Harry Grass; From bird scarer to headkeeper, Len Macey; Last of the line, Wally Fakes; The one-man estate, Bill Gill; Mainly from the archives; Everyone called me 'Foxy', Frank Hunt; good times, hard times, Harry Ward; Mainly from the archives; Honest as the day's long, Harry Churchill; Mainly from the archives; The farmer's boy, Leslie Buckle.