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The Keen Countrymans Miscellany

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Peter Holt

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Here you will find all things rural, from profiles of great farmers through history like Thomas Coke and King George III to snippets about wood-burning stoves, vermin control, hedge-laying and wild cat sightings. Readers with a schoolboy mentality will enjoy pieces on blowing up wasp nests, how to get fish drunk and rules for conducting a proper snowball fight. Other gems include advice on how to trap magpies with a dead cat, a catalogue of racing trainer’s excuses and an inventory of wines that no self-respecting country house cellar should be without.

Packed with a gloriously random selection of rustic ephemera, this beautifully produced volume is the perfect gift for the countryman with an enquiring mind and a sense of humour.