Bruce Sandison confesses to being one of Britain's best-known purveyors of angling lines. His book "The Trout Lochs of Scotland" is described by his son as being 'the finest work of angling fiction ever written'. He is the author of several books on game fishing, travel, Scottish history and the environment, and he was the "Aberdeen Press & Journal's" angling correspondent for nine years. He claims his most significant achievement is the ability to tie a bloodknot in under ten seconds; a skill he says he has acquired through teaching handless members of his tribe to fish. Bruce lives in the village of Tongue in North Scotland.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1986. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82471936
Book Description Allen & Unwin 29/05/1986, 1986. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780047990298
Book Description Allen & Unwin 29/05/1986, 1986. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780047990298
Book Description Allen & Unwin 29/05/1986, 1986. Book Condition: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780047990298
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. In VERY GOOD condition, nice and clean overall, dispatched daily from the UK Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, showing only light signs of previous ownership. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002520680
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1986. 0047990295, 1986. 1st edn. 8vo. Original gilt lettered black cloth (top edge lightly spotted - otherwise VG), dustwrapper. (VG, price clipped). Pp. 190, illus with b&w photos & drawings (previous owner's lengthy ink gift inscription on half title page). Bookseller Inventory # 100356
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 16mm tear to head of spine dw, price-clipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 69578
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1986. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. A record of the highland gillie, as told ro the author as he sought out these 'gentleman's gentlemen' including stories of the 'old days' and those more up to date. Black cloth, illus end pps and chapter headings, 190 pp with 17 b/w photos. Illus DJ, price clipped. All our UK orders are sent by First Class post. All profits to Amnesty International. Size: 16 x 24cms. Bookseller Inventory # 008719
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986. Hard cover. 196 p. Audience: General/trade. Very good in very good dust jacket. Contents clean & in NEAR FINE condition. Fresh Brodart. Bookseller Inventory # 005451
Book Description George Allen & Unwin. London. 1986 1st edition. 8vo (150 x 240mm). Ppxii,190. B/w photographs, illustrations, pictorial end-papers. Black cloth. Ex-library reading copy in dust-wrapper. "Armed with a tape recorder and two cases of whisky Bruce Sandison set out to track down one of Scotland's most colourful yet elusive characters: the highland gillie. The result is a marvellous record of a group of men whose traditional lifestyle is fast changing. For centuries, the gillie has performed the function of outdoor servant to the laird in pursuit of highland sport. Full of country wisdom and local knowledge the expert gillie must steer his master through a good day's sport. It is his lot to steady the harling boat on a salmon river, crawl on all fours through the wet heather in pursuit of a stag and shoulder the heavy grouse bag at the end of a day on the moor." Chapters include: Jimmy Wallace and the frontier lands of Twizel, Tweed and Till; Hebridean charm and the Heather Isles; Of 'Wild' Jock McAskill and stags and salmon in the Great Glen; Tales from Tweedmill Cottage and Frank Binnie; Ratheanach and the children of the mist; Chess and chestwaders on Spey and Dee; High jinks and history at Tillmouth on Tweed; Three Sutherlands, Helmsdale and Caithness; One that got away on Tay; The debatable lands, Hopetoun and Willie Drysdale; Forfarshire, Ned Coats, David Hanton and the South Esk. Bookseller Inventory # 16177