About this book
Poacher turned gamekeeper may be one of the oldest plots in fiction, but Guy Kennaway gives it a sharp and playful new twist in this comic novel of country sports, murder, intrigue and talking pheasants. 'Eccentric and anthropomorphic... I loved it. It's high spirited, subversive and full of wry social observation and excellent jokes' "Daily Mail"
Life was always difficult for Banger Peyton-Crumbe, an antiquated, misanthropic blood-sport obsessive, but it gets considerably worse when he is killed in a shooting incident and returns to earth as a pheasant.