Hunting - A Portrait

Hunting - A Portrait

by Anne Holland (Author)


HUNTING - A PORTRAIT is a deliberately non-contentious look at this highly controversial sport. Instead of delving into the ethics of this deeply ingrained part of rural life in Great Britain and Ireland Anne Holland portrays some of the hunting world's wonderful canine, equine and human characters. British settlement throughout the world has led to the sport's introduction to such nations as the United States, Australia and New Zealand where it continues to thrive today. In addition, some of the most famous packs (Beaufort, Belvoir etc) are linked with some of Britain's historic families and stately homes but equally famous, are the likes of the Banwen Miners hunt in Wales. Hunting has managed to cross all barriers of geography, class and culture to the extent that hunting prints can be found hanging on the walls of homes everywhere. Hunting is shown to be not only, or primarily, the preserve of the British aristocracy but an aspect of countryside that enfolds people from all walks of life.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: Little, Brown
Published: 09 Oct 2003

ISBN 10: 0316860697
ISBN 13: 9780316860697

Media Reviews
'Anne Holland's well-researched and colourful book would make a great present for hunting fans. Rather than delving into the ethics of this highly controversial pursuit, it portrays some of the hunting world's canine, equine and human characters' FARMERS' WEEKLY 'A beautiful, well-researched and colourful portrait of the centuries-old sport... This in-depth look into the sport by an expert on all things equestrian is sumtuously illustrated with over two hundred black and white and colour pictures.' HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE 'This book will certainly entertain hunting enthusiasts.' FIELD 'HUNTING: A PORTRAIT, has been written from the heart by someone who has hunted all her life and one who understands its importance to the countryside.' IRISH FIELD 'This volume offers a non-contentious look at this controversial sport... beautifully illustrated.' EVENING ECHO
Author Bio
Anne Holland is herself a former amateur rider and one of the first women to ride (and win) under National Hunt Rules. She has been a regular contributor to Horse & Hound Magazine for over 20 years and is the author of a number of bestselling books on her sport.