Agent: Mark Lucas
Portia Simpson grew up outdoors in Aberdeenshire, always preferring to climb trees than play indoors.
She was just 24 when she became the first female to graduate as a Gamekeeper and Wildlife Manager.
In The Gamekeeper (Simon & Schuster), Portia tells the story of how she first broke into a traditionally conservative, male-dominated profession and the skills, training and dedication that helped to set her apart. She gives an intimate account of a life filled with stunning landscapes, heart-wrenching lows and magnificent highs, and shares her expert insight into the world of game keeping.