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A short video of Hugh Cran in action, A British Vet in Africa

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A short video of Hugh Cran in action, A British Vet in Africa

This short film by Erwann Creac'h, Moving Target, paints the portrait of a day in the life of Hugh Cran, a British vet in Africa. It evokes the harshness of life in Kenya, and the place of animals in this country, a Kenya with lions, without tourists and without safari.

52 years after setting foot in Kenya in 1966, Hugh Cran continues to treat animals. The days when the young veterinarian took care of wild animals are over, but from morning to evening, Doctor Cran continues to travel the region or receive guests in his office to care for a range of animals, livestock, and occasionally something more exotic.

 With his unique experience and these years in Nakuru, Hugh Cran has become almost irreplaceable. I heard about Hugh Cran from a veterinarian friend based there, near Nakuru. I wanted to meet him. He agreed to let me come and film him during a day in his work.

If you enjoyed this short film you can read all about Hugh's life and work in his new book, Rift Valley Fever (Merlin Unwin Books). 

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Exploding Offers - Limited time offers for our valued customers!

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Exploding Offers - Limited time offers for our valued customers!
Every Tuesday and Thursday look out for one of our unmissable offers for Merlin Unwin Books customers. Call us and quote the promo code to claim the weekly offer. 

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Barry Ord Clarke voted Fly Tyer Magazine’s Fly Tyer of the Year 2021

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Barry Ord Clarke voted Fly Tyer Magazine’s Fly Tyer of the Year 2021
We’re delighted to announce that Barry Ord Clarke has been voted Fly Tyer Magazine’s Fly Tyer of the Year 2021
The prestigious award honours the exceptional international contribution Barry has made to the world of fly tying with his innovative approach of linking his clear step-by-step tying instructions in book-form to his popular YouTube channel videos which then show him tying EXACTLY the same fly online. This ground-breaking ‘pairing’ is a first in the world of fly tying instruction.

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New Book available to buy now: 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 by Richard Barrett

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New Book available to buy now: 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 by Richard Barrett

You're planning the trip of a lifetime and hope to photograph some of the world’s most iconic animals. Richard Barrett, one of Britain’s top wildlife photographers, shows you how to achieve this.

The beautiful large format book is now available to buy on our website, it will be available from your local bookshop from 2 September.  

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New Book available to buy now: 𝗙𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝘆 by James Batty

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New Book available to buy now: 𝗙𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝘆 by James Batty

Readers who enjoyed his first book will be delighted to know that James Batty is back, with Fishing from the Rock of the Bay and he is as entertaining and informative as ever. 
This is a funny, entertaining insight into the views of a dedicated angler who has fished all over the world, from England to Sudan.

This book will appeal to all anglers and also to non-anglers as an entertaining read, full of anecdotes, tips and thought-provoking ideas.

 

 

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