Steve Caple's Compelling New Book

The Last Song of the Lark

Memoirs of a Rural Pest Controller

Steve Caple is one of Northampton’s great characters and storytellers. His new memoir is a thoroughly enjoyable read about a man living his life, his way.

From a chance meeting as a youth with poachers who taught him the art of ‘long-netting’ at night, to escapades including being chased by gamekeepers and farmers, Steve invites you to join his extraordinary journey through life.

Price: £18.50
(£16.50 + £2.00 P&P)

The Last Song of the Lark

The Book

The Last Song
of the Lark

Steve Caple’s new memoir follows the author’s lifetime from being a solitary child roaming the wild and desolate places on the outskirts of a tiny village, Duston in Northamptonshire, to becoming the owner of his own successful pest control company.

It describes the chance meeting with poachers who taught him the art of ‘long-netting’ at night, and conveys his love of the countryside and describes in detail his many working dogs. Tales of escapades when being chased by gamekeepers and farmers lead the reader on an exciting journey through the woods and copses after dark. It describes night-time forays where ghosts and apparitions were observed and also time spent working at a psychiatric hospital as an apprehensive student nurse.

It mentions how, in his younger days aged just 15, he was also an accomplished magician with a TV appearance to his credit and how he was also a mediocre rugby player for Northampton Heathens RFC before a shattered leg bone ended his glittering career. The book is just a gentle meander through the childhood years spent in the village where he still resides to this day, the people he met, and the descriptions of the local area as it was when growing up in the 1960’s.

The Author

Steve Caple

Steve Caple is a full-time professional pest controller with over 40 years experience in dealing with numerous pest species.

He has written articles for country sports magazines, and has advised and appeared in various DVD productions relating to rural pest control and the history of poaching methods used during Victorian times.

Steve Caple

The Shop

The Last Song of the Lark

The Last Song
of the Lark

From a chance meeting as a youth with poachers who taught him the art of ‘long-netting’ at night, to escapades including being chased by gamekeepers and farmers, Steve invites you to join his extraordinary journey through life.

  • Hardback Version
  • Enjoy Steve’s life story with over 45,000 words, black and white photographs and a four-page colour insert.
  • If you would like a signed copy or dedication, please email Steve with your requirements.

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Price: £18.50
(£16.50 + £2.00 P&P)

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