Best Hunting Stories lands on the shelves of the remarkable Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

Latest addition to the bookshelves of the leading book shop in Peasedown St. John!

Category: Fiction Author: W
Best Hunting Stories by John Welcome & Vincent Orchard
London: Faber & Faber, 1954
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine
From the cover: Best Hunting Stories has between its covers a selection from the works of a brilliant school of writers whose inspiration has been the thrill of the Chase. It ranges over a wide field, now depicting a fell hunt in Wales or presently a pack in the deep South of the United States. In its colourful pages are the excitement of a hunt in High Leicestershire, or all the rapture and romance of Irish hunting, with its sidelights on the complexities of the Irish character.

The period of 1920-50 produced some exceptionally clever writers on hunting, among them Henry Williamson (a Hawthornden Prize winner), March Phillips, R. P. Harris and Ernest Lewis, all of whom are represented in the collection. They take their places along with Trollope and his Victorian contemporaries and with the sterner stuff from the evergreen Surtees and the hard-bitten Nimrod. The collection is also graced by stories by Somerville and Ross, and Siegfried Sassoon, and by a delightful story of Irish roguery from the pen of M. J. Farrell, the gifted authoress of Spring Meeting and Treasure Hunt. Conan Doyles immortal Brigadier Gerard slays a fox in true Gallic style, and readers may laugh or cry over an original story, specially contributed, by the one and only Dalesman.
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