The Gamekeeper, , Portia Simpson, Simon & Schuster, £16.99, 9781471159244.
Continuing a theme, here is a memoir of the first female qualified gamekeeper in Scotland. The Isle of Rum has been featured on Spring/Autumnwatch on the BBC and is famous for the deer and wildlife that live in and around it. As the author says ”the isle is a hauntingly beautiful place” and she was privileged to work there. Living and working in a man’s world in a remote location, studying the life and death struggle that is nature in the raw. A vivid insight into the world of gamekeeping and the highs and lows that such a job can bring.