World's Greatest Shooting Stories

World's Greatest Shooting Stories

by Tom Quinn

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Overview

The World's Greatest Shooting Stories brings together for the first time all the most hilarious, extraordinary and bizarre tales from more than two hundred years of sporting shooting from around the world. Given the huge popularity of the sport there are stories of big game hunting in Africa and India during the 19th century; tales from the Wild West of America; grouse shooting on Edwardian English moors; rough shooting and wildfowling; tales of poachers and diverse tales from eccentric Royals to Russian secret servicemen. All the great shooting characters of the past are well represented. Everyone who enjoys shooting would agree that the next best thing to being out there is reading about it which is where this book comes in, a wonderful collection of stories for modern Guns about the lighter side of the history of the sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846891588
Publisher: Quiller
Publication date: 09/20/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Tom Quinn has written a number of books about the history of the English countryside as well as books on fishing, eccentrics, long walks, railways, early aviation and the First World War. He is the author of BB Remembered, the life of children's author and illustrator Denys Watkins-Pitchford, The World's Greatest Shooting Stories, Heaven Upon Earth, and The Perfect Cast. A keen walker and fisherman, he is also the author of Backstairs Billy, a life of the Queen Mother's favourite page, William Tallon.

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