Merlin Unwin Books (46)

George Allen & Unwin : A Remembrancer

ISBN: 9781873674376

Author: Rayner Unwin    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

George Allen & Unwin as a publishing imprint reflected a cross-section of the intellectual achievement of the Twentieth Century. In his Remembrancer, former Cha...


George Allen & Unwin as a publishing imprint reflected a cross-section of the intellectual achievement of the Twentieth Century. In his Remembrancer, former Chairman Rayner Unwin traces the vicissitudes of his own time with the Company. It is a digressive and personal history, with reflections on the delights as well as the dangers of a style of publishing that is now fast vanishing. He particularly focusses on his memories of publishing famous authors including: - JRR Tolkien - Thor Heyerdahl - Bertrand Russell - Roald Dahl This frank and elegant publishing memoir covers the eventual take-over of the Company. A Remembrancer brings to life this sequence of events which led to the winding up of a distinguished firm.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   June 2021   Biography
$75.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
Venison - the game larder

ISBN: 9781906122966

Authors: Jose Souto, Steve Lee    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Venison is experiencing an unprecedented growth in popularity with the British public as a delicious, healthy and increasingly available dish. Here are over 50 ...


Venison is experiencing an unprecedented growth in popularity with the British public as a delicious, healthy and increasingly available dish. Here are over 50 recipes from Senior chef/Lecturer in Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College, José Souto, the game expert who gives masterclasses on preparation and game cookery to other chefs worldwide, as well as teaching a new generation of student chefs how to cook venison. José has added to his own repertoire of 30 dishes by inviting guest chefs to add their own favourite venison recipes to this book, opening up a wide range of dishes, from simple venison lasagne to elegant dinner-party show-stoppers. Not just a cookery book, this is a celebration of deer: in stunning pictures, world-renowned photographer Steve Lee showcases British deer, deer-stalking and the delight in harvesting nature’s bounty, with a breath-taking array of shots. * over 50 innovative international venison recipes * deer from hillside to table * venison butchery and cuts * smoking and curing venison recipes * over 200 top-quality food-styling and wildlife photos


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2015


$79.99
Don't Worry He Doesn't Bite : Tales of a Country Postman

ISBN: 9781910723425

Author: Liam Mulvin    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Liam Mulvin loves his job as a country postman. For decades he has crossed farmyards, moors and fields to deliver the mail to his appreciative rural customers. ...


Liam Mulvin loves his job as a country postman. For decades he has crossed farmyards, moors and fields to deliver the mail to his appreciative rural customers. As he goes about his work, Liam shares, in a series of short essays, the country characters he comes across, the unexpected dilemmas and dramas he encounters. He muses about the unusual wildlife behaviour he stumbles across, he battles with the weather and he delivers the mail come what may. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book in which to dip in and out – or to devour in one sitting. It is a refreshing celebration of a rural community which functions best when knitted together by those, like Liam, who go that extra mile.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2017


$29.99
Man-Eaters of Kumaon

ISBN: 9781910723432

Author: Jim Corbett    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

The presence of a man-eating tiger in the impoverished rural community of Naini Tal spread fear and panic among the terrified locals. This tigress had already d...


The presence of a man-eating tiger in the impoverished rural community of Naini Tal spread fear and panic among the terrified locals. This tigress had already devoured over 460 victims by the time Jim Corbett was approached to track and kill her in 1907. These ten thrilling and moving tales are Corbett’s first-hand accounts as he expertly tracks and kills many tigers and two leopards which had become man-eaters, driven to this by injury or extreme old age. No one understood the signs of the jungle better than Corbett. A skilled tracker, Corbett preferred to hunt alone and on foot, sometimes accompanied by his small dog Robin. He derived intense happiness from his observations of wildlife and was an important conservationist as well as a tracker and ace shot. He empathised with the impoverished people amongst whom he lived, in what is today Uttrakhand, and he established India’s first tiger sanctuary there. Corbett’s writing is as immediate and accessible today as it was when first published in 1944. All Royalties from this edition will go to the Jim Corbett National Park.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2017


$39.99
The Hare

ISBN: 9781910723937

Author: Jill Mason    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

There is something special about a hare. Many who have fallen under the spell of this elusive, beautiful and contradictory creature have longed to know more abo...


There is something special about a hare. Many who have fallen under the spell of this elusive, beautiful and contradictory creature have longed to know more about its secretive life. But few researchers have had the patience and skill to untangle fact from fiction, to reveal the surprising evidence about this truly wild animal. And few photographers have managed to capture so many rare images of the hare on camera. Jill Mason presents a lively account of the natural history of the hare, covering its behaviour throughout the seasons, its courtship and breeding, its favoured habitats and worldwide distribution, its remarkable survival techniques, its predators and its hunters. The superstitions and folklore which surround the hare are explored; and the latest scientific findings and conservation initiatives are clearly reported for the general reader. Includes the Black-tailed Jackrabbit, the Sage Hare, the Snowshoe Hare and more. A total of 230 stunning colour photographs, by talented wildlife photographer David Mason, include pictures of hare behaviour never caught on camera before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2019


$69.99
How Now?

ISBN: 9781913159207

Author: Roger Evans    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Shropshire dairy farmer Roger Evans continues to delight his fans with his daily highlights from the farm and his views on everything from how to manage a happy...


Shropshire dairy farmer Roger Evans continues to delight his fans with his daily highlights from the farm and his views on everything from how to manage a happy milking herd to the state of the local wildlife and the views of the rural community in his local bar. Funny, topical and informative farmer's diary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2020


$34.99
Africa's Wild Dogs

ISBN: 9781913159191

Author: Jocelin Kagan    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

There are roughly 6,600 wild dogs left in Africa yet they have cast such a spell on top wildlife photographer and naturalist Jocelin Kagan that she is determine...


There are roughly 6,600 wild dogs left in Africa yet they have cast such a spell on top wildlife photographer and naturalist Jocelin Kagan that she is determined to help save them. If left to their own devices, they are more than capable of thriving, as this sumptuous photographic natural history shows. Jocelin has called in world experts to add their latest findings about these resourceful, graceful and highly skilled family groups. Nomadic predators whose territories range thousands of kilometres, they hunt co-operatively, preying on small herbivores. Non-confrontational, they form complex bonds as this book reveals. Now restricted to small populations and threatened by some shoot-to-kill policies, habitat fragmentation, diseases from domestic dogs, climate change and snares, as well as natural predation from hyenas and lions, Africa's wild dogs will be supported by all the royalties from this book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 287 x 267 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2020


$69.99
Flycasting Skills

ISBN: 9781906122492

Author: John Symonds    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

With the help of expert casting instructors Symonds and Maher, you can now become a master of the flyrod. Whatever your present abilities, this book will leave ...


With the help of expert casting instructors Symonds and Maher, you can now become a master of the flyrod. Whatever your present abilities, this book will leave you with the perfect casting skills for all situations.

Flycasting, that key pre-requisite to all successful trout and salmon fishing, can be a stumbling block for many anglers.

This clear, well-illustrated guidebook will show you, step-by-step, how to execute all the casts you will ever need: from basic Overhead cast to Double-handed Spey cast, and from the simple Roll cast to the flamboyant Snake cast, and many more.

Packed with useful tips on:

• which cast to use and when
• how to improve your casting techniques
• how to correct bad habits
• latest casts from around the world
• advice on best casting rods, reels and flylines

This book will transform your casting skills whether you are a complete beginner or an already experienced flyfisher.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2013


$29.99
Nature's Playthings

ISBN: 9781906122003

Author: Alison Wilson Smith    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

A whole world of free entertainment is out there waiting to be discovered, in gardens, rough land and open spaces. Alison Wilson Smith, now a grandmother, reca...


A whole world of free entertainment is out there waiting to be discovered, in gardens, rough land and open spaces. Alison Wilson Smith, now a grandmother, recalls her childhood activities using nothing but nature


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2008


$49.99
How to Watch a Bullfight

ISBN: 9781906122270

Author: Tristan Wood    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This is the golden age of bullfighting. In the last 60 years, the number of bullfights (corridas) held in Spain has increased almost ninefold, peaking in 2007. ...


This is the golden age of bullfighting. In the last 60 years, the number of bullfights (corridas) held in Spain has increased almost ninefold, peaking in 2007. Great bullfighting names have the status of football stars, with heroes including Cayetano, José Tomás, Enrique Ponce and Morante de la Puebla, their styles ranging from the flamboyant and breath-takingly reckless to calm domination and technical mastery. Many English-speaking tourists on holiday witness this most ancient and colourful of spectacles, but few understand what is really going on. This illustrated guide acknowledges that attending a bullfight is controversial and will not appeal to everyone. It throws light on the bullfighter’s art and outlines the structure of the corrida, the key players and the various moves and stages. A fascinating and complex event is defined step-by-step in layman's terms. The music, the excitement and reactions of the crowd and the drama are all put into context and one of the most ancient and unusual of modern spectacles becomes clear. This book is designed to give readers of whatever persuasion an understanding of bullfighting, so that they can either increase their pleasure in watching a corrida in Spain, France or South America, or simply learn what is involved in this most complex, moving and controversial of spectacles.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2011


$59.99
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