Hot Barrels!

Hot Barrels! : Shooting Superstition, Facts and Fallacies

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With wide appeal to anyone involved in shooting, this fascinating, fun and informative book covers the reality and myths connected to shooting and the shooting day. Brilliantly illustrated throughout by famed cartoonist Bryn Parry, this book is perfect for all country sports enthusiasts and reveals the superstitions of game Shots, extraordinary experiences in the field and exposes both the fallacies and truths behind many commonly-held beliefs. What is a Hunter's Moon? How to beat the midges. The truth about the McNab and haunted shooting lodges, extraordinary superstitions and much more to amuse, delight and intrigue, all accompanied by Bryn's beautifully crafted cartoons.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 22.86mm | 816.47g
  • Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 1846892465
  • 9781846892462
  • 1,150,073

Review quote

Hot Barrels would make an excellent Christmas present for the keen fieldsports enthusiast. * British Country Sports * Author J C Jeremy Hobson offers a fun and informative look at the many myths connected to shooting and the shoot day based on his own observations and those of fellow Guns from over the years. He tackles questions from whether a grouse can really fly faster than a partridge to if a pheasant's hearing improves as the season progresses. * Shooting Times * I DON'T know how the Quiller publishing house manage to persuade such well-known and illustrious artists and cartoonists to illustrate their books but I'm so glad they do... Hot Barrels! will certainly bring a smile to your face. There's much of Hobson's trademark quirkiness in evidence, plenty to learn and lots of 'I never knew that' information contained within its 192 pages. -- Guy Williams * The Countryman's Weekly * Appealing to any country sports enthusiasts, this fascinating, fun and informative book explores the myths and realities connected with shooting and the shooting day. With answers to almost any question you've ever had about the shoot day, superstitions are exposed, facts separated from fallacies, and theories expounded in this quirky exploration of the sport. Well-researched and wittily illustrated by famed cartoonist Bryn Parry, it's a book bound to amuse and educate. * Countryside Magazine * For anyone involved in shooting, Hot Barrels! will delight, intrigue, and amuse. Bryn's brilliantly crafted cartoons are instantly familiar and provide a perfect match to Jeremy Hobson's well-researched and executed narrative. * Keeping the Balance * Renowned sporting author Jeremy Hobson brings together shooting truths and myths in a fun, exciting and informative way in his new title, Hot Barrels! Cartoonist Bryn Parry's topical illustrations are featured throughout, making this quirky book the perfect Christmas gift for all shooting enthusiasts. * Fieldsports * Hot Barrels! is as fun as it is informative, writes Matt Clark. Bryn Parry's superb cartoons bring this book alive, giving it a real character. As the subtitle suggests, you are taken into the dark and mysterious world of shooting superstitions, which many of us can relate to. For example, are you one of those Guns who believe that that if you don't connect with the first two shots, the rest of the day's shooting will be a washout? This fascinating book also gives plenty of practical advice on all sorts of topics drawn from Jeremy Hobson's sporting experience and wide reading.

No matter how long you have been shooting, there is something in this book that will surprise, inform and educate you. It would be an ideal gift for a sporting person, or an excellent way to sit and read in front of a roaring fire. -- Matt Clark * Sporting Gun *
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About J. C. Jeremy Hobson

Jeremy Hobson was, for over 30 years, employed as a gamekeeper and, for the last decade, as shoot captain on a prestigious West Sussex estate. Throughout that time, Jeremy's articles have appeared in most of the sporting magazines. This is his fourth book for Quiller; the others including Sporting Lodges (978-1-84689-168-7); and The Imperfect Shot (978-1-84689-208-0).Bryn Parry co-founded Help for Heroes. After stepping down as CEO, he continues to be an ambassador for the charity as well as illustrating Shot in the Foot. His cartoons have been in many sporting magazines and his previous Quiller titles include 101 Shooting Excuses (978-1-904057-74-1) and Shooting Types The Second Barrel (978-1-84689-113-7).
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