Max Hastings is best known as an acclaimed journalist and military historian. But what is perhaps less well known is his love of the countryside and its pursuits, above all fishing and shooting, which he indulges as often as he can escape his urban working environment. In this classic selection of gentle, contemplative musings, Max Hastings shares some of his favourite rural moments; tramping the snipe bogs of Waterford; dogging hedges in Hampshire and moors in Sutherland; casting a fly from Scotland to Iceland and Alaska; and shooting in India and the west of Ireland. Combining a journalist's knack for storytelling with the enthusiasm of the dedicated amateur, Outside Days is the perfect companion for anyone who revels in the freedom of the outdoors.Within seconds the water erupted as cloud upon cloud of duck lifted into the sky and began to wheel above the lake. ... The right barrel might produce a thunderous explosion, which dispatched a dozen pellets streaking into orbit; the left might yield ... We would start, my guide explained, by driving through a few promising areas in the car, guns at the ready for ... Obeying peremptory instructions, I leapt from the car and began a wide flanking movement to get around behind them, whileanbsp;...
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