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Tom Firr of the Quorn: by Roy Heron (Author)

The first biography of Tom Firr evokes a golden era and its characters.  Tom Firr was considered to be the finest huntsman of all time.
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A national sporting hero lat Victorian times. Tom Firr was to foxhunting what W.G.Grace was to cricket.  Many authorities consider Firr to have been the finest huntsman of all time. 

The first biography of Firr evokes a golden era and its characters.  It traces Firr's career from the beginnings to Essex, to the South Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Craven, Tedworth, Eglinton, Pytchley and North Warwickshire and then to his twenty seven glorious years as the Quorn huntsman.  It incorporates Tom's own memoirs of his early years, his sporting verse and his complete hunting diary for the Best Season on record 1883 - 84, all of which are published for the first time.  Also included in a previously unpublished chapter on the Quorn's history by the late Guy Pager. 

Excellently illustrated with more than fifty contemporary prints and photographs and eight colour plates, the book is certain to become a collectors' item. 

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 164 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Book Services  (1984)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos with color and B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0946474281                                             
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946474288
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 19.5 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Author's Note
3.  The Greatest
4.  The Waterloo Run
5.  Conquistadors of the Quorn Country by Guy Paget
6.  Mr Coupland Takes a Hand
7.  Trouble Ahead
8.  'Ware Poison
9.  Lordy Tames the Cavalry
10. A Terrible Blow
11. The Quorn Pays Tribute
12. The Songs of Tom Firr
13. Diary of the Best Season on Record
14. The Tom Firr Testimonial Fund Subscribers
15. Tom Firr's Record
Bibliography
Index