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Country Fair: The Month-by-Month Countryside Companion

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Macdonald Hastings

720 pages, illus


Hardback | Sep 2007 | #171344 | ISBN-13: 9781853756276
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€22 approx

About this book

This collection from the renowned 1950s magazine presents the best of our traditional country wisdom for today's lovers of our countryside.

Here you will find advice and information on every imaginable country topic, from how to understand the behaviour of rooks to how to clean a shotgun, from when and how to prune roses or apple trees to how to deal with moles, from how to make a rock garden to cookery advice on wildfowl and salmon, hare and rabbit, and from understanding hedges to how to keep egg-laying hens... and much more.


The twelve chapters correspond to the months of the year, so that every item is discussed by season.

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Macdonald Hastings was an illustrious broadcaster, writer and journalist. A. G. Street was a well-known expert on farming and the country economy and BBC consultant and radio panellist. Sir Max Hastings is one of Britain's top journalists and military historians. He has edited the Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard, is a Guardian and Evening Standard columnist and has written books on D-Day and the Korean War.

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