The popular and provocative columnist from Shooting Times
Quiller Publishing Ltd
  • erschienen am 25. Juni 2018
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 232 Seiten
978-1-84689-261-5 (ISBN)
Published in co-operation with Shooting Times, this is a collection of the best writing by their popular columnist Alasdair Mitchell, who is featured each week in his 'Sharpshooter' column.
  • Englisch
  • Shrewsbury
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  • Großbritannien
Black & White
  • Höhe: 164 mm
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  • Breite: 240 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 686 gr
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Alasdair Mitchell owns and lives on a remote farm situated on the barbarian side of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. In addition to sheep, he keeps a small herd of red deer. Married, with two children, he farms and manages land of high conservation value in a manner that is sympathetic to wildlife. In his earlier years, he was a soldier, stockbroker, PR consultant and company director. He is also a former director of BASC's Northern Region.

In 1997 he wrote his first book, Goose Shooting (9781853107931) . He has written regularly for the sporting press since then. His columns for the Shooting Times have provoked debate, amusement, appreciation and outrage in roughly equal measure.
The book's
piecemeal format enables the reader to dip in and out for ten-minute morsels of
entertainment, but it's all too easy to keep on gorging on his pithy prose. The
writing keeps you hungry for more. I couldn't tear myself away. * British Association of Shooting & Conservation magazine * His pieces are stimulating
and frequently irreverent, and have on occasion put him in deeper water than is
comfortable even when goose shooting or crawling up a soggy burn while deer stalking.
A polemic, yes. But Sharpshooter is also evocative and no reader can escape
Alasdair's knowledge, understanding and love for the countryside and the sport
it offers. Bringing the best of these articles together in one volume, is
rather like getting all the chocolates in the box at once. * Keeping the Balance, NGO * Sharpshooter is a wonderful journey with one of fieldsports' most fertile minds. -- Patrick Galbraith * Shooting Times * Not one to shy away from controversy or controversial topics, during his career as a sporting journalist, Mitchell has often given "both barrels" to politicians, bureaucrats, newspapers, conservation groups, countryside visitors and even vegans over their treatment and sometimes misguided comments about rural Britain.

But Alasdair Mitchell is more than just a sporting journalist, he is a country pursuits and country life writer par excellance with a wicked sense of humour and self parody. His evocative descriptions of his personal experiences of shooting and hunting game in various locations around the world allows the reader to easily visualise being there beside him in the hide or under the African thorn bush.

The book's striking hard covered design is as attractive as it is unusual. The fact that there are no photographs in Sharpshooter does not detract from its overall appeal. This book is all about Mitchell's take on topical subjects and the power, enlightenment and joy of the written word.

Another excellent read published by Quiller in conjunction with Shooting Times. -- Gary Creighton * British Country Sport * This is a collection of over 100 selected columns by Alasdair
Mitchell ranging over a 20-year period. They cover all aspects of the
countryside from field sports to conservation, nature and wildlife, including
pest control with an amusing tale relating to catching moles! This Book will
appeal to everyone with an interest in rural life and to the many thousands of
readers who have followed his contributions over the years. -- Frances McKim * Pest Magazine *

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