Hardback, 288 pages.
Now in its Third Edition, this book continues to be unique in the history of sporting literature: the first and only one ever to embark on a comprehensive survey of the gameshooting scene both as it was and as it stands today. In this new and revised edition the fascinating story is brought right up to date. Many of the shoots chosen are owned by the rich and famous, and Brian Martin here provides a rare insight into their social lives; providing fascinating comment on their own estates and on shooting generally.
This is a beautiful and thoroughly researched book with a proper sense of history mixed with a clear understanding of the changing nature of shooting sports. It gives an insight into a past-time that remains important in much of the rural Westcountry.
- Philip Bowern, Western Morning News
The Great Shoots is an impressive book to behold whether taking pride of place on a drawing room coffee table, or standing proud on a den library shelf... The Great Shoots would be a welcome addition to the libraries of game shots worldwide.
- Gary Creighton, British Country Sports
The third edition of The Great Shoots is bigger and better than ever. Brian P. Martin has amassed over 275 pages of game shooting history, anecdotes and photography that will elevate the stature of any bookshelf. An ever better read if you've been lucky enough to visit some of the estates listed. More than a few for the bucket list can be found within.
- Shooting Gazette
About the author
Brian P. Martin is among Britain's most successful country and natural history writers. He has written over twenty-five books to date, including the bestselling Tales of the Old Gamekeepers. Brian has contributed to numerous magazines including his weekly column Rusticus which ran in the Shooting Times and The Countryman.