The Poacher's Handbook by Ian Niall with wood engravings by Barbara Greg
Model Number: 9781873674581
Ian Niall wrote this masterpiece of country lore to regain the thrill of crossing the hills in the moonlight and of creeping up the woodside at dusk. He says, ‘This is a book about poaching in the old traditional style, the craft of men who knew and loved the countryside and invoked the unorthodox skills rather than the crude use of modern science to catch their game, which they took sparingly, as they needed it.’
From The Poacher’s Handbook you can learn how to retrieve a ferret from a deep burrow and how to train a dog, as well as the cunning ways of gamekeepers and the meaning in the changing flight of a lone pigeon.
You are advised to walk softly and to listen long, when to run and when to stand still, and the way to read a flushed magpie and the laugh of the jay.
Poet, countryman and scholar, Bernard O’Donoghue, wrote the foreword to this celebrated country classic which will delight a new generation of country lovers and collectors alike.