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The Way it Was

Ian Farquhar is the predominant hound breeder and huntsman of his generation. His story told in these memoirs goes way beyond that. This is perhaps a nostalgic book, but in the best possible way: this is the enjoyment of memory, imbued with love of family, friendship and sport, impressing in its depth of knowledge and inspiring in its modesty, tolerance and understanding. It is a panegyric on a man who has devoted his life to the sport of foxhunting during an age of serious change. Captain Ian Farquhar is a leading figure in hunting in the UK. After school he went on to join the army serving in Europe and the Middle East. This led to his appointment as an Equerry to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. From there he went on to have a distinguished career as a Master of Foxhounds, serving first with the Bicester Hunt and the Beaufort hunt. The recent campaign to prevent a prohibition on hunting brings the book to its conclusion.


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Author Ian Farquhar Published by Mount Orleans Press ISBN 9781912945429 EAN 9781912945429 Bic Code WSX Cover Hardback