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
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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