'"The perfect counterpunch to the current trend for sentimentalised nature writing written by those who've been to the country a few times and quite like the idea of the place' (Patrick Galbraith, editor of Shooting Times)
Published in co-operation with Shooting Times, this is a collection of the best writing by their most popular columnist Alasdair Mitchell, who is featured each week in his Sharpshooter column.
Covering all aspects of the countryside from field sports to conservation, nature and wildlife 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 last 20 years.
"No one escapes his gimlet eye and barbed wit - the hypocrisy of animal rights activists, the Guardian newspaper, incompetent bureaucrats, eco-tourism, the National Trust, Natural England, the Ramblers Association, the BBC, RSPB, RSPCA and vegans, among others, are all exposed in a balanced, perceptive and invariably humorous manner". Taken from the Foreword by Sir John (Johnny) Scott Bt.