As far as we are aware this will be the first book about Joe Bowman, “Auld Hunty”, legendary huntsman to the Ullswater Foxhounds, since W. G. Skelton. Using newspaper reports and other source material the book attempts to give an insight into Joe Bowman, the life he led and the country he loved. Considered to be second only to the fabled huntsman John Peel, his fame spread worldwide.
"Chappie" - Anthony Chapman, a Lakeland huntsman, followed by many, respected by all. Here is another title to add to Ron's stable of carefully researched books, giving us first hand insights into the career of another Lakeland legend during the years of 1915 to 1982.
143 pages, 51 traditional songs interspersed with text and amusing anecdotes. Most of the songs in this book have been passed down from generation to generation, each an important part of Lakeland (Cumbria, UK) oral history. Hence there is no conventional spelling, punctuation or grammar for these written versions, many containing words of dialect.
This book is another dip into recollections of life in the English Lake District during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Ron Black was born and bred in the English Lake District, like his forefathers, and here relates some of his memories of hunting with hounds, competing in fell races, the heroic exploits of his family members, along with historical accounts written in the 1800s and earlier. 24,000 words.
In this fast-moving tale of foxhunting, friendship, and romance, Elliott Marks and Griffen Case kick on with their tumultuous relationship in spite of its rising passions, reigning principles, and now – risky alternatives.
But in the shadows, someone is watching, an ever-present someone who wants revenge for stolen hope.
Elliott Marks is sure that her dreams have come true when the love of her life moves to Oxford. But when her doubts cause her to push him away, the rest of the world discovers him.
At the same time, Elliott discovers a stunning new secret about herself – one that makes her wonder whether her attraction to Griffen is a gift, a cruel twist of fate, or a prelude for greater things to come.
When eighteen-year-old Elliott attends her first foxhunt, she meets the only guy that has ever interested her more than horses but whose past engenders dangerous complication.
Elliott's life twists and turns like the elusive quarry she loves to chase. The hounds' soulful cries ring through the pages as Elliott faces unexpected and sometimes frightening decisions.