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THE KING OF THE POACHERSby Jim Connell
(1901) 1983 Tideline Books new edition. Small octavo hardback, 267 pages. B/w illustrations by S.T. Dadd.Fine new unread hardback in dust-wrapper.
Publisher's price £20.00 - Our price to your door £10.4548% discount! You save £9.55!
First published in 1901 under the title 'Confessions of a Poacher,' this is the memoirs of celebrity rogue and would-be terrorist Jim O'Connell. O'Connoll was variously a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Social Democratic Federation and the Independent Labour Party, friend of Keir Hardy, and staff reporter on The Labour Leader newspaper. O'Connell is remembered for composing the lyrics to the song 'The Red Flag'. He accomplished this whilst travelling home on a suburban commuter train from Charing Cross to Honor Oak.
That said, this book is entirely sporting and criminal and has no political content whatever. It was his most popular book.
"At weekends [O'Connell] sallies forth with his companions and beloved lurcher Nellie in quest of game: hare, pheasant, rabbit, partridge and salmon - most of it illegally trapped, snared and shot. He encounters magistrates and landlords, evoking a hierarchical late-Victorian world in which town and country merge, and peasant and gentry find common cause in a love of sport and the call of the wild."
Chapters include: 'Speak of me as I am'; Early days; The King of the Poachers; A poacher's politeness; Foolscaps for pheasants; a poacher in his cups; A battle in the dark; Brimstone for birds; A windfall; clearing the round wood; Long Dick; A true sportsman; Two confessions; Trampled flower-beds; The tables turned; A romance of the fields; Tom Day; A timely warning; The demon hare; Brothers at last; A rash shot; A rough ducking; A novel point; Tipsy pheasants; Poaching by steamboat; A friend in court; Nellie; Blucher; Taff; Lurcher breeding; A poaching puss; The Poachers' Protection Fund; In praise of sport; Pilgrims of the night.
Well worth a read.
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