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The Hunting Gene: Hunting - Its People; Its Wildlife and Its Coun
The Hunting Gene: Hunting - Its People; Its Wildlife and Its Coun
The Hunting Gene: Hunting - Its People; Its Wildlife and Its Coun
The Hunting Gene: Hunting - Its People; Its Wildlife and Its Coun
The Hunting Gene: Hunting - Its People; Its Wildlife and Its Coun

The Hunting Gene: Hunting - Its People; Its Wildlife and Its Countryside - Robin Page

Barton: Bird's Farm Books, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine and onto the joins of both panels. Leans vaguely. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Signed, dated and dedicated by the author, on the title page - without provenance. Includes: List of subscribers; Colour photographs, within the text; Coloured maps; Colour frontispiece;

From the cover: “With the countryside in crisis socially, economically and environmentally, one voice has stood out for the understanding and clarity of its message. That voice belongs to Robin Page, who for years has been warning of the disaster slowly engulfing Britain’s wildlife, Britain’s farming and Britain’s rural communities. Now that his warnings are coming true, he is not sitting back and saying ‘I told you so’, he is still fighting to defend the countryside he loves.

Over the years most farmers and country people have -been happy to stand by Britain’s most consistent, most courageous and most perceptive commentator on rural issues, whose reputation as a campaigner has never been higher. Now followers of hunting will also want to stand by Robin Page as he rationally defends hunting with hounds at a time when hunting is under frenzied, irrational attack.

As a non-hunting, non-shooting, non-fishing countryman and conservationist Robin Page delivers a blistering indictment, in The Hunting Gene, on those wanting abolition. He explains how hunting is a huge conservation asset in the general countryside; he shows how it is part of a rich, living rural culture; and he shows how the abolition of hunting would be a gross infringement of civil liberties.

The Hunting Gene demonstrates how attacks on hunting symbolise the abandonment of Britain’s rural population at a time when the Blair Government claims to champion both minorities and a multi-cultural society. For anybody with an open mind The Hunting Gene gives an important insight into the tragedy overtaking rural Britain, and at the same time it delivers an important defence of one of the country’s oldest traditions.”


Foreword or introduction by Robin Hanbury-Tenison. Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages.
£12.50
The Hunting Gene: Hunting - Its People; Its Wildlife and Its Coun