all4shooters/all4hunters readers already know Linda Mellor as the author of our successful “Dream Hunt” series and many other articles on hunting, sports shooting and lady shooters that we published on our international web platform. She is an established country sports writer and photographer, based in Scotland, and a life-long lover of the countryside. Now, a new book celebrates the passion men and women have for country sports and the outdoors: “For the love of country sports” by Linda Mellor shares 40 stories from men and women and the author, talking authentically and passionately about their involvement in country sports, from childhood memories to lifechanging achievements, and how the countryside plays a genuine role in their lives.
“It's all about love!”
Linda says she fell in love with roe deer after watching Bambi when she was five years old and is already the author of three novels. “For the Love of Country Sports” is her first non-fiction book. As she explains, “in recent years, there was an increase in companies donating products to be shared on social media in the hope a young, attractive face and slender body increased sales. The market was saturated with pouty, eyelash-fluttering images and carefully co-ordinated outfits. No one spoke with heartfelt emotion or shared authentic stories.”
“Putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) for this book was a great honour. It gave me a chance to regale some of my experiences and to reminisce on those characters that helped inspire them,” adds Scott Mackenzie, the last gamekeeper on Skye, and winner of the 2019 Gamekeeper of the Year award.
“For the Love of Country Sports” paperback or Kindle book is already available on Amazon.
We at all4shooters/all4hunters are happy to count Linda as a contributor and we wish her success with her new book. Stay tuned if you want to read more Linda's articles here on all4shooters/all4hunters!