To Olympus and back This book is a collection of dramatised stories about four notable and well known characters, their escapades and close shaves.


These four worthies being, firstly, Dave Sleight a correspondent for both Countryman’s weekly and Earth Dog Running Dog, his knowledge of training and working lurchers is without equal, as is his general knowledge of all things encompassed within the realm of field sports.


Secondly, Dave Platts a man whose life’s work has been spent recreating the English Deerhound and also improving the breeding of game fowl, to the benefit of sportsmen and women around the globe.


Thirdly, Dave Radford the noted bare knuckle fighter, a man who truly knows what it is like to stand alone and face an adversary.


Last but not least, Phil Smalley “The rat man”, or to many “The Governor” a modern day Pied Piper who is woven into the fabric of the Plummer terrier community.


This is what is widely known about these four men. The stories contained within this book explain the phenomenon that occurs when these four come together and prove that the whole truly is greater than its parts.

To Olympus and Back

    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CMP (UK) Ltd; 1st edition (30 Sept. 2015)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 198 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1911133004
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1911133001