By Fiona Claire Capstick
For close on two centuries books have been written about the hunting feats of men but very little has been published concerning the many women who hunted during this period. Fiona has spent years delving into diaries, journals, articles and books written by or about the world's many unsung huntresses, tracing their role in hunting from the early gatherer-hunter societies, to the incredible accounts of the sportswomen who made their mark in the world's hunting fields in the late 19th century.
The huntresses are legion, and include Florence Baker (who saved her husband’s life), Agnes and Cecily Herbert (who hunted three continents), Isabel Savory (a real sportswoman), Minna Jenkins (who hunted Tibet) and Margarette Trappe (the first female professional hunter). They proved that they could hunt dangerous game as skillfully as any man and ventured into the depths of the wilds accompanied only by their local porters and guides.
WINNER OF THE 2005 CIC LITERARY AWARD.
Binding and pages: Hardbound with a dustjacket; 384 pages; colour photographs; dj damaged