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9 years 4 months ago #18428 by pat olik
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Just out of interest, I used to walk past fletton towers, peterborough, to my grans house, in woodston, sometimes the hounds were out, and used to run along the fence with me, they were so quiet, just bouncing along, I think thats where my love for deer hounds was kindled, it has taken me many years to realise my dream of owning one, I never realised just how famous these hounds were until now! I never saw the lady, Miss Hartley, was she of Hartley jam fame?? regards, pat - and grace!

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9 years 4 months ago #18432 by Chon Dubh
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No relation to the Hartleys of jam fame as far as i am aware.Miss Hartley was,however,the sister of the writer L.P.Hartley,author of The Go Between,amongst others.

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9 years 4 months ago #18435 by Joerg Yoki
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Björn Fritz had given us the book "The Deerhound" by A. N. Hartley. (Thank You Björn) That is another "Hartley" or?

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9 years 4 months ago #18436 by Chon Dubh
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Yes,it's the same Miss Hartley

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9 years 4 months ago #18449 by Jacobite
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There was an interesting article on Miss Hartley in the last Deerhound mag, perhaps you could get hold of a copy, I think you would enjoy it.

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9 years 4 months ago #18451 by Lurch8252
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Was there not an advert for Yellow Pages a few years ago where an old man rings up a book shop aksing for a certain book by A N Hartley?

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9 years 4 months ago #18452 by Joerg Yoki
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Jacobite wrote:

There was an interesting article on Miss Hartley in the last Deerhound mag, perhaps you could get hold of a copy, I think you would enjoy it.

Pam

Hello Pam,

Is it the Deerhound Magazine from the Deerhound Club Of Victoria Inc?

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9 years 4 months ago #18469 by Robb
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Joerg and Yoki wrote:

Jacobite wrote:

There was an interesting article on Miss Hartley in the last Deerhound mag, perhaps you could get hold of a copy, I think you would enjoy it.

Pam

Hello Pam,

Is it the Deerhound Magazine from the Deerhound Club Of Victoria Inc?

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Joerg and Yoki


It's in the latest edition of the UK Deerhound Club mag, maybe someone can scan the article and email it to you, I don't have a scanner at present but could possibly scan it later this week when I go somewhere that has one.

Rob B

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9 years 4 months ago #18471 by Joerg Yoki
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Robb wrote:

Joerg and Yoki wrote:

Jacobite wrote:

There was an interesting article on Miss Hartley in the last Deerhound mag, perhaps you could get hold of a copy, I think you would enjoy it.

Pam

Hello Pam,

Is it the Deerhound Magazine from the Deerhound Club Of Victoria Inc?

Best regards
Joerg and Yoki


It's in the latest edition of the UK Deerhound Club mag, maybe someone can scan the article and email it to you, I don't have a scanner at present but could possibly scan it later this week when I go somewhere that has one.


Hello Rob,

This is great. My e-mail adress is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #18506 by Murph the Magnificent
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Hi, here is the article in three separate jpgs, scanned from the latest Club mag.

-Sorry I've had to remove these images- Will explain by PM-THanks
Rob (Teratyke)
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9 years 4 months ago #18509 by Joerg Yoki
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Hello Michael,

Many thanks for your scan.

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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #18549 by Ardneish
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Fletton was the home of Miss Norah Hartley Rotherwood Deerhounds some of the finest deerhounds bred.

Fletton itself was an amazing house, I remember fondly arriving there, looking up to the top and seeing the wonderful Deerhound Weather vane that was on the roof.

And then the delight of tea from a lovely rosewood box being served with scrummy cakes from a cake stand, and of course plenty of chat with Miss Hartley, whilst dear Chad was lying at her feet and seeing Sheila who was wonderful she looked after the hounds and they adored her, Sheila always called Miss Hartley Miss Nora.

The kennel block was the original stable block for the house with the most ornate features , Miss Hartley used to go into the block in the evenings and say in her unique voice
" who's turn is it tonight", every evening one of the hounds came into the house to stay with her, and I was told that when the housekeeper was on day off quite a few sneaked in.


Miss Hartley's father was the " London Brick Company"

I still have the Sothebys auction catalogue here, I could not face going to the sale, but there is a fantastic photo of Fletton in its prime on the front. if anyone is interested I will try and dig it out.
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9 years 4 months ago #18554 by Joerg Yoki
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Hello @Ardneish,

Very interesting.

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9 years 3 months ago #18605 by Joerg Yoki
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Joerg and Yoki wrote:

Hello Michael,

Many thanks for your scan.

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Joerg and Yoki


Hello Michael,

Can you send me please the "scan" with e-mail? ( My e-mail adress is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

I had print the "scan", but writing is very little - I can not read.

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9 years 3 months ago #18609 by houndy
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I believe that the book is fetching quite a bit of money now. I will have to save up as I would love to have a copy.

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9 years 3 months ago #18613 by Sid
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The Deerhound Club still sells Miss Hartley's book at a very reasonable price, Houndy - you don't have to pay a fortune for it. Check out the Club website or PM me for details.

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9 years 3 months ago #18615 by Brodie
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yep, there have been second hand coppies sold on sites for five times the amount the Deerhound Club sell them for. Also seen coppies for £30-£40 at dog shows :)

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9 years 3 months ago #18616 by houndy
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Sid wrote:

The Deerhound Club still sells Miss Hartley's book at a very reasonable price, Houndy - you don't have to pay a fortune for it. Check out the Club website or PM me for details.


Thanks Sid. I have seen them on Amazon for 50 - 60 pounds and there was one in America for 250 pounds.

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9 years 3 months ago #18673 by hairybeasty
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No that was a book called"Fly Fishing" by J R Hartley and book shops were swamped with requests after ad for same book. So much so that some bright spark actually made one!! Are deerhounds any good as fish bait?

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