William Arkwright was fascinated with pointer dogs. He spent
years researching different breeds, training patterns, and detailed
illustrations and maintained an avid hunting lifestyle with his
wife, Agnes, for many years. He passed away at the age of
sixty-seven in Devon, England, in February 1925.
Thomas McGuane is the author of ten novels, short fiction, and screenplays, as well as three collections of essays devoted to his life in the outdoors. He resides in Boca Grande, Florida.