A Christmas Carol

Shocked by the effect of the Industrial Revolution on working children, Charles Dickens planned to write a political pamphlet. Instead he published A Christmas Carol, with a festive blueprint that…

Debbie Harris

Her atmospheric oil paintings have attracted a legion of admirers, but for Debbie Harris it all began with a love for dogs and hunting, as Janet Menzies discovers. For more…

Game, ale and chestnut stew

Feed the festive crowd with game this Christmas. Philippa Davis’ game, ale and chestnut stew with cranberry and stilton dumplings can be kept warm while you nip out to the…

Wool churches

Once a wonder of England, wool had both economic and ecclesiastical benefits, says Matthew Dennison, as he considers the country’s wool churches. From country Christmas cards and what to serve…

Naughtiest gundog

Naughty gundogs add great entertainment to a shoot day, especially when they do not belong to you. Could your wicked companion win the Naughtiest Gundog in The Field Gundog Awards,…

Rosie van Cutsem

From learning to shoot as a child to discovering her true love for horses and hunting, Rosie van Cutsem founded The Riding Club London for like minded equine enthusiasts and…

Game Week

Back for another year, Great British Game Week returns from 25 November – 1 December. BASC’s Taste of Game and the Countryside Alliance’s Game to Eat are joining forces once…

Meltonian Dandy

The Meltonian Dandy transformed hunting dress between 1780 and 1840, creating much of the distinctive costume associated with the sport today. Dr Hannah Clark explains how appearances were as important…