Diary of a Fox-Hunting Man

By: Carroll, Terrence

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As new save for tidy owner's name/date on fep. 209 pp. Diary of a Fox-Hunting Man is a full, entertaining and at points penetratingly disturbing account of the sport in the 1980's. It tells how costly, exclusive, exciting and dangerous hunting is; how foxhounds are bred and trained and exactly how foxes are killed. It reveals the delicate intricacies of hunting etiquette, such as always saying 'good-night' when breaking away from a hunt, even in bright daylight. It clarifies the nuances of clothing rules, explaining what kind of hat may be worn with which color coat and why; how a stock should be tied; when hats should be doffed; what 'ratcatcher' garb is and 'butcher' boots are. Hunting vocabulary is interpreted; why hounds are said to 'riot', what 'cur-dogs' are, what 'blooding' is, why the fox is called 'Charlie' - and how long it would last if hunting were abolished.

Title: Diary of a Fox-Hunting Man

Author Name: Carroll, Terrence

Illustrator: Meads, Jim Photos

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1984

ISBN Number: 024111361X

ISBN Number 13: 9780241113615

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 28477