By David D S Jones
A fascinating and comprehensive book on the history of gamekeeping, since the inception of the profession in the late 17th century until the present day. Covering all aspects of the history of gamekeeping, it not only contains a large selection of historic illustrations depicting the gamekeeper’s work, but also draws on oral and written testimonies from gamekeepers’ collected by the author. It provides a unique insight into gamekeeping and has been written in order to provide an accurate record of gamekeeping in times past. This is something often neglected by other authors who have painted a much rosier picture of the gamekeepers life in bygone days, rather than a truthful one based on hard facts.