Mr. Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald is the editor of The Field. He is also a considerable naturalist in his own right. It will be a simple matter for the reader to determine this for himself, for at every page he will discover the original observations and personal opinions of the writer.
Mt. Vesey-Fitzgerald is not only extremely well informed in the scientific aspects of the natural history of the birds and mammals with which he deals, but he is also a countryman of wide experience, a wild-fowler, Vice-President of the Gamekeepers Associstion, a friend of gypsies and we suspect of poachers.
All these things fit him well to describe the natural history of British Game and put it in a proper perspective. His book ranges beyond the strict legal interpretation of game and is full of interesting details about the birds and beasts that should interest sportsmen, and all too frequently to not. But all readers will be attracted by the author’s easy flow of information on a variety of topics.
‘The whole book, ranging from birds and beasts of game to keepers and the future of schooling, is encyclopaedic. With its many plates in colour and black and white it is a book without which a naturalist’s library is empty.’ The Field
‘Clear, concise, and indicative of his gifts of observation and deduction. A most thoughtful and delightful book. It is enhanced by more than a hundred photographs and coloured illustrations by famous bygone and contemporary sporting artists.’ Country Life