Second Hand Book
Backblocks | Philip Holden | 1974 First Edition | $30 | Hardcover | Good Condition.
After his adventures as a meat-shooter, so vividly described in Hunter by profession, Philip Holden decided on a change of occupation - and found himself working for a rabbit board in Hawkes Bay. He rode a trailbike where before he had packed out carcasses on his shoulders. His quarry was ostensibly rabbits, hares, opossums, and he describes his reactions to this type of hunting with wry humour and frankness, But his heart was not really in it - the barbarism of trapping, the pitiful results of poisoning were equally distasteful. And so in his spare time he turned with relief and renewed interest to his old love - deer-hunting. there are plenty of good hunting stories, as in this the third book by a popular author.