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• An extensive and fascinating history of the sporting lodge that also identifies and details buildings that are still in use today• Details how sportsmen and their families traveled and includes a reenactment of an Edwardian railway journey from London to the Outer Hebrides• Examples of itemized billing, food orders, contents of the rodroom/tack-room and gun-room are included• A comprehensive display of modern-day luncheon lodges in current use on private shooting estates• Tales and anecdotes from the past and present
|Publisher:||Quiller Press Limited|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.94(d)|
About the Author
Jeremy Hobson was a gamekeeper for over thirty years and, for much of the last decade, shoot captain on a prestigious West Sussex estate. His country-based articles have appeared in most of the relevant sporting magazines, and he is the author of over thirty books, including The Shoot Lunch (978-1-84689-092-5), Success with Chickens (978-1-84689-093-2), and Sporting Lodges with David S. D. Jones (978-1-84689-168-7). David S. D. Jones is archivist and historian for the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation and has written extensively on the subject of shooting and gamekeeping history over the past thirty years. He owns the Gamekeeping Photographic Archive and the David S. D. Jones Photographic Collection. He is the author of the widely acclaimed Sporting Lodges: Sanctuaries, Havens and Retreats (978-1-84689-168-7) with J. C. Jeremy Hobson and Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History (978-1-84689-189-2).
Table of Contents
Introduction - 'Where We Meet' 11
How the Lodge Came About 15
Location, Location, Location 47
Journeying to the Lodge 85
Life in the Lodge 105
Cooking and Cuisine 124
Boots, Guns and Rods 141
Outbuildings and Adjuncts 158
Customs, Traditions and Curiosities 179
Luncheon Lodges 197
Bibliography, Further Reading, References and Sources 219