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Deer and man
  1. Hugh W. Reid

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Gardens of Earthly Delight: The History of Deer Parks John Fletcher 296 pages, paperback, £25. Windgather Press. 2011. ISBN 978 1 905119 36 3

THE author states that this book is a record of his ‘daydreams’ while hiding up trees waiting to tranquillise deer with a dart gun. It is, however, so much more, being a thoroughly researched and referenced analysis of not only deer and their interactions with man over the millennia, but also our relationships with animals and their domestication. As a veterinary graduate who has devoted his life to all aspects of deer management, John Fletcher is an established world authority and is pre-eminently well qualified to provide a book on ‘The History of Deer Parks’. The book explores man's relationship with …

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