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The Gamekeeper (Hardback)

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The H is for Hawk for lovers of the outdoors and wildlife. A fascinating memoir of Scotland's first-ever qualified female gamekeeper.Portia Simpson grew up outdoors, always preferring to climb trees than play indoors. Talented and driven, she became the first female to graduate as a Gamekeeper and Wildlife Manager. In this wonderful memoir, Portia tells the story of how she first broke into a traditionally conservative, male-dominated profession and the skills, training and dedication that helped to set her apart. She gives an intimate account of a life filled with stunning landscapes, heart-wrenching lows and magnificent highs, and shares her expert insight into the world of game keeping.Offering a sense of wonder at the mystique and natural beauty of the wild, this is a fascinating and unique look at the life of the huntswoman. `The vividness of Portia Simpson's writing seduces you, evoking her passionate connection with the raw, violent beauty of nature' Libby Purves, Daily Mail

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyMemoirsLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe countryside, country lifePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreation Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/2017 ISBN-13: 9781471159244  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Portia Simpson was just 24 years of age when she became the first woman ever to qualify as a professional gamekeeper and wildlife manager in 2003. She is also a fully qualified deerstalker. She has worked on estates in the Scottish Highlands, Hampshire and for the Scottish Nature Reserve in the Western isles.

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