A cracking 204-page compendium of country pursuits;

Christmas premium issue – bursting with the best of festive sport;

should we shoot at archangels? – when is a high pheasant too high?;

converted on the road to Damascus – why brown-barrelled guns win new disciples;

hunting on Thelwell ponies – the Wilton saddle up the Shetlands;

toga parties with weapons – the Romans’ wild boar chase;

kiss me Hardy perfect – is your old reel worth a fortune?;

ports on the sideboard – ten spectacular wines for the Twelve Days;

and much, much more…