Merlin Unwin Books (50)

The Poacher's Handbook

ISBN: 9781873674581

Author: Ian Niall    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Ian Niall wrote this masterpiece of country lore to regain the thrill of crossing hills in the moonlight and of creeping up the woodside at dusk. From The Poac...


Ian Niall wrote this masterpiece of country lore to regain the thrill of crossing hills in the moonlight and of creeping up the woodside at dusk. From The Poacher's Handbook you can learn how to retrieve a ferret from a deep burrow and how to train a dog, as well as the cunning ways of gamekeepers and the meaning in the changing flight of a lone pigeon.


Pages: 141


Dimensions: 144 x 223 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2009


$49.99
The Countryside Cartoon Joke Book

ISBN: 9781906122058

Author: Roger Penwill    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Penwill's delightful cartoon-take on life in the British countryside today will raise a laugh with all New Zealand farmers and lifestyle block owners. Packed w...


Penwill's delightful cartoon-take on life in the British countryside today will raise a laugh with all New Zealand farmers and lifestyle block owners. Packed with 122 hilarious cartoons about small-holders, ramblers and aga-owners, this topical little book is a wry comment on the state of rural life today.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2008


$19.99
Kitchen Medicine: Household Remedies for Common Ailments

ISBN: 9781906122188

Author: Julie Bruton-Seal    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Re-printed 2020 due to popular demand Our kitchen shelves are full of remedies for all sorts of illnesses and accidents. In fact most domestic accidents occur i...


Re-printed 2020 due to popular demand Our kitchen shelves are full of remedies for all sorts of illnesses and accidents. In fact most domestic accidents occur in the kitchen. But if the home has hidden dangers, it also contains many handy but often overlooked ingredients for treating household emergencies and common ailments, from bee stings and cuts to sore throats and chilblains. The products for these remedies include herbs and spices, fruit and vegetables, oils and vinegars, and many other familiar items. In Kitchen Medicine the authors of the successful Hedgerow Medicine now move indoors to describe the wealth of healing and emergency remedies that sit unused and idle in the kitchen. Superb illustrations adorn a lively text. The ailments and illnesses that kitchen medicine can address are comprehensively listed, making diagnosis and cure both immediate and easy.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: July 2020   Reference
$49.99
Poacher's Cookbook: Game and Country Recipes

ISBN: 9781873674611

Authors: Prue Coats, Barbara Greg    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

A collection of recipes for food from field, woodland, water and hedgerow.


A collection of recipes for food from field, woodland, water and hedgerow.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2009


$29.99
Wild Duck and Their Pursuit

ISBN: 9781906122249

Author: Douglas Butler    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This lively and informative book looks at the natural history, the populations, the movements and the behaviour of wild duck, in order to help the sportsman to ...


This lively and informative book looks at the natural history, the populations, the movements and the behaviour of wild duck, in order to help the sportsman to better understand his quarry. In no-nonsense prose, Douglas Butler shares the knowledge and experience of a lifetime of interest in ducks and in hunting them. This is the only book to focus exclusively on duck shooting and it will appeal to ornithologists, conservationists and those who shoot duck.


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2010


$59.99
Shepherds and their Dogs

ISBN: 9781906122379

Author: John Bezzant    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Author, journalist and small-holder John Bezzant brings together a charming mixture of folk history and countryside tales in this heart-warming account of that ...


Author, journalist and small-holder John Bezzant brings together a charming mixture of folk history and countryside tales in this heart-warming account of that remarkable working partnership: shepherds and their dogs.He weaves in tales of their remarkable courage, devotion and endurance as these clever animals interact with their masters to achieve some unbelieveable feats.Bezzant covers the sheepdog at war, stories of some of the most famous sheepdogs in history, drovers and their dogs, some outstanding shepherds, how they train their dogs, bizarre shepherding incidents and the shepherds' seasons.The book is fully illustrated with evocative black and white photographs.A touching, informative and anecdotal account.


Pages: 189


Dimensions: 138 x 216 x 23 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2011


Tags: Agriculture   History
$39.99
Mushrooming Without Fear

ISBN: 9781873674888

Author: Alexander Schwab    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This book will teach you how to identify with confidence the most delicious mushrooms. They are all common species and easy to identify. The method is totally s...


This book will teach you how to identify with confidence the most delicious mushrooms. They are all common species and easy to identify. The method is totally safe. All you do is follow this new, simple approach to positive identification. Then you can enjoy mushrooming without fear.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 189 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2006


$49.99
Hoof-Beats Through My Heart

ISBN: 9781906122447

Author: David Edelsten    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

'They have been the signposts at crucial turnings in my life.\nSo writes author David Edelsten as he looks back on the horses he has owned or ridden throughout ...


'They have been the signposts at crucial turnings in my life.\nSo writes author David Edelsten as he looks back on the horses he has owned or ridden throughout the years, as a shy and awkward boy, a young soldier, for pleasure or for work as a sporting journalist for Country Life, The Field, and Horse Hound.\n\nNo sentimental account, this; David writes with concise and delicate understatement as he records the important moments, big and small, where his horses have played their part in his world.\n\nIt is a personal account, but it will strike a chord with all who have shared a genuine, give-and-take partnership with a horse which has influenced their lives for the better in some unforgettable way.


Pages: 127


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2011


Tag: Biography
$19.99
Prue's New Country Cooking

ISBN: 9781873674789

Authors: Prue Coats, Matthew Lloyd    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Prue shows you how to make simple but delicious meals, how to choose the best in-season country ingredients and to transform them into really good, attractive d...


Prue shows you how to make simple but delicious meals, how to choose the best in-season country ingredients and to transform them into really good, attractive dishes. Not only is she recognised as one of Britain's most accomplished game cooks, but she has a marvellous understanding of the whole range of exciting country fare. I could cook from this book for a year without getting board" - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall"


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 245 mm


$49.99
Beginner's Guide to Flytying

ISBN: 9781873674390

Author: Chris Mann    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This classic bestseller uses crystal-clear computer-generated drawings to show the reader exactly how to create an artificial fishing fly, step-by-step. Cleare...


This classic bestseller uses crystal-clear computer-generated drawings to show the reader exactly how to create an artificial fishing fly, step-by-step. Clearer than photos, more life-like than drawings, the graphic instructions show, by subtle emphasis and exaggeration, precisely what to do. Included are all the basic techniques for applying thread, feather and fur to the hook, building up to more sophisticated methods such as parachute hackling, using the dubbing loop and hairwinging.


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-1999


$29.99
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