Norman Mursell - Come Dawn, Come Dusk
|Conditie||goed [boek voelt bij openslaan als nieuw]|
|Uitgavejaar||1996 [New edition first published by White Lion Books in 1996]|
|Uitgegeven door||White Lion Books|
|Kaft||groene hardcover met goudopdruk op de rug|
|Stofomslag||ja [lichte gebruikssporen]|
|Code [intern]||WEG 4-C|
Subtitel: Fifty Years a Gamekeeper for the Dukes of Westminster.
Illustrated by Rodger McPhail.
‘Come Dawn, Come Dusk’ carries the unmistakable authenticity of the countryman writing about the countryside he knows and loves. From the day he joined the services of the Dukes of Westminster as a young lad, in 1929, until he retired fifty years later, in 1979, as head gamekeeper, Norman Mursell saw many changes in the management of the great sporting estates. In all he served four generations of the Grosvenor family.
With his keen eye for detail, he is not only able to recall the great shooting parties of the 1930’s, but also how they went about the rearing of pheasants in those days, the rabbit and pigeon control, the special uniforms for beaters and keepers, and the changing game-keeping responsibilities in the post-war period. There is much here to fascinate those who never knew these times and to stir the meories of those who did. He writes too, of the guests who came to Eaton over the years to shoot - Winston Churchill, The Earl of Lichfield, Angus Ogilvy and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales among many others.
Rodger McPhail, one of our most highly-regarded and most talented wildlife artists has illustrated ‘Come Dawn, Come Dusk’ with many lovely drawings, and the book is decorated throughout with charming margin illustrations of birds and animals.
This new edition of ‘Come Dawn, Come Dusk’, first published in 1981, will fascinate all those interested in the passing of the old ways of the countryside and makes a welcome addition to the sportsman’s and country-lover’s bookshelf.