Plummer's reminiscences of his early lurchers and the men that bred them, of poaching, coursing and dog-fighting, with his views on the different crosses used in breeding lurchers. "An excellent book about lurchers and their raffish owners." (Shooting Times).
"...an entertaining and unusual record of a year's activities with a pack of Jack Russell terriers, half a dozen lurchers, as many ferrets and a varied cast of human characters". Terrier, lurcher and ferret breeding, lots of rat hunting as well as rabbiting, a bit of falconry and much else besides. Also includes an inside account of the television documentary which was made about the author, Rat Hunting Man.