Giles Catchpole

What a Chap Really Wants in Bed

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What chaps really like to do in bed is to think about shooting and fishing. the pastel shades and heady fragrances of the boudoir are a far cry from their natural habitat of coverts, moors and marshes, lochs, lakes ponds and meres and, if they are honest, all a bit unnerving. There may be stuff that they get up to in bed from time to time, recreationally or otherwise which they will undertake with zeal and gusto deriving from a natural sense of inquisitiveness and a proper understanding of their obligations — but in the end they will always return to fishing and shooting. In this collection of essays by Roderick Emery and Giles Catchpole from The Shooting Gazette and Trout & Salmon, the authors drift agreeably here and there through the world of shooting and fishing and relate tales of high drama, low rivers, successes and failures, occasional triumphs and periodic disasters, some very funny, a few very sad; each graphically illustrated by Olly Copplestone. If you are a chap, or if you share a bed with a chap, this is your book. It will not make you a finer Shot or a better angler and it will not improve your technique, but left beside the bed it will always be there when you want it which is, as any chap knows, the whole point.
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