Misadventures of Mr Badshot (The) by Charles Foster
Mick Badshot is dangerous to know. Unless you are a rabbit, pheasant, pigeon or deer he's trying to shoot in which case you are utterly safe.
He is a passionate and astonishingly unsuccessful field sportsman. He meddles in rough shooting, game shooting, wildfowling, stalking, falconry, ferreting, eel fishing, beagling and cider making. He takes the countryside gospel into schools, starts a mobile pet euthanasia service, has a market stall selling products made from road-kill, and takes his dog for psychoanalysis. And in return, this hilarious, wise, poignant, Pickwickian buffoon is loved by all who read about him. He appears each month in the columns of the Shooting Times, spouting buckshot and occasionally wisdom. Now his exploits are collected in a superb new book, each misadventure beautifully illustrated by James Wade.
"A beautiful collection of the hilarious exploits of the hapless Mick Badshot. Charles Foster's character Mick Badshot needs no introduction to readers of Shooting Times - his well-intentioned but disastrous exploits are recounted in the magazine every month, and are eaglerly awaited by both its staff and its readership. Whether ferreting, foxing or making his own cider, Mick can always be relied upon to make readers laugh and, now, 44 of his adventures, sporting and otherwise, have been brought together in this beautifully presented volume. With each tale accompanied by comic and characterful illustrations by the hugely talented James Wade, this book is the perfect escapism for any fan of fieldsports."