Following the success and popularity of The Deer Stalker's Bedside Book, Charles Smith-Jones has now produced a companion work, Between the Coverts, which will appeal to game shooters of every kind. It has something for everyone, whether experienced Shot or complete novice, and is presented in an easy, entertaining style laced with humour and wit.
In it you will discover quirky and unusual facts and observations, all carefully researched. Throughout the author's great enthusiasm and affection for game shooting shines through, backed up with hard facts and helpful, sound advice. Interspersed throughout the text are an invaluable list of keeper's tips, anecdotes, shooting quotations and snippets of fascinating information. There is a welcome reappearance of tales from the fictional Glen Garron estate and we are also introduced to a previously unknown regiment, the Glamorgan Fusiliers, whose exploits and eccentricities will strike a particular chord for any reader with a military background, along with delightful vignettes by Will Garfit.
You are bound to find something in the pages of this perfect bedside book for the shooting man or woman that you didn't know before, along with plenty more to inform, entertain and amuse. Should you be looking for a present to take to the host of your shooting day, look no further.
An all-round field sportsman and well-known author, Charles Smith-Jones has studied and managed deer for almost forty years with wide experience across all of the six British species. His writing will be familiar to readers of Shooting Times, Sporting Gun and Deer magazines, to which he is a regular contributor. Charles offers an independent consultancy on deer matters as well as acting as Technical Adviser to the British Deer Society (BDS).
Anecdotes, unusual facts, and an absorbing A-Z of game species combine to make this perfect bedtime reading for fieldsports enthusiasts, as its title suggests. Charles Smith-Jones lectures in game and wildlife management at Sparsholt College, Hampshire, and says of his book, "Its purpose is not to make you a better shot, though I hope you may find a useful tip or two in it." Rest assured, you will.
The subtitle on the front cover sums up this book in The Shooter's Bedside Book. Even if you are not interested in field sports, there is plenty of information about the various birds and animals to interest the reader. For those who do have a passion for field sports, the book is a goldmine of information and one to dip into at any time... It contains one of the best short pieces on the various species of deer I have read for a long time... TIt should definitely be on the bookshelves of sportsmen, and it would make an ideal present for a shooting companion. The author is to be congratulated on a new and fresh approach to field sports across the board.
The author's extensive knowledge across a range of topics is clear to see and the ease in which he conveys the information makes this book suitable for both a seasoned game shooter and a novice to the sport. I wouldn't hesitate to get this as a present.
Shooting & Conservation Magazine