A captivating memoir of Scotland's first-ever qualified female gamekeeper.
Portia Simpson's story exquisitely captures the rugged beauty of the Scottish highlands as well as the physical and mental hardships of working in a remote estate across the seasons of the hunting year.
Portia grew up outdoors, always preferring to climb trees than play with Barbie dolls. Talented and driven, she became the first female to graduate as a Gamekeeper and Wildlife Manager, In this wonderful memoir, she tells the story of how she first broke into a traditionally conservative, male-dominated profession and the skills, training and dedication that helped to set her apart. She gives an intimate account of a life filled with stunning landscapes, heart-wrenching lows and magnificent highs, and shares her expert insight into the world of gamekeeping. Offering a sense of wonder at the mystique and natural beauty of the wild, this is a fascinating and unique look at the life of a female huntswoman.