A Wild Life on Exmoor by Johnny Kingdom lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Bantam Press, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Johnny Kingdom is the English countryside made flesh. He has lived his whole life on the edge of Exmoor, from his childhood spent trapping moles to sell their skins, to his early adventures as a poacher, to today, when the demands of wildlife photography mean that extraordinary patience is more important than the ability to run fast. Johnny embodies a way of life that may soon be gone for ever.
Johnny still lives in the same area near Exmoor as his father and his father before him. Married to his childhood sweetheart, Julie, he took on his fathers official job as the local gravedigger (and his unofficial living as a poacher) before a horrific accident made him change his lifestyle and seek solace in less physically demanding work wildlife photography. Johnnys book is full of hilarious escapades, from the story of his night sharing a jail cell with a red deer stag to how he persuaded the local badger population to run along a mini assault course, turning wheels and tilting up and down on see-saws.
Johnny is a wonderful and charismatic raconteur and this captivating book sees him well on his way to becoming a national treasure.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!