Looking back on a lifetime of great fishing, the British angler shares his fondest memories of fly fishing in the chalk streams, spate rivers, and lochs of his native country.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001224732
Book Description Limited Editions, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Good. Patrick Benson (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Dustwrapper, slim 8vo, pp.127, bw ills by Patrick Benson. Wrapper spine sunned. Priceclipped. Contents very clean. Overall VG Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004911
Book Description Limited Editions. London. (1991) ND (1995) reprint. 8vo (141 x 222mm). Pp127. B/w illustrations by Patrick Benson. Pictorial laminated cloth. Slightly cocked, browning to edges, fading to boards. Good. Deservedly, the most famous British fly fishing autobiography. "Here are his elusive fishing recollections told in a series of sometimes vividly comic chronological cameos - from Yorkshire schooldays in the early 1930's, through memorable outings on chalk stream, spate river and loch, to a startling conclusion half a lifetime later on a Scottish summer night. .Will appeal to everyone, even [especially?] those who have never held a rod". And all who remember that advert. "In the Yellow Pages TV advert, first shown in 1983, he was seen phoning second-hand bookshops in pursuit of a copy of Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley. The payoff came when he tracked down a copy, asking for it to be reserved and revealed that he was the author." Daily Mail obituary for Norman Lumsden 30-11-2001. Norman Lumsden played the author in the TV advertisement. It was so popular that writers Russell and Lapsley were commissioned to provide a text for this, up-to-then fictitious, book. Bookseller Inventory # 23102
Book Description Limited Editions, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Patrick Benson (illustrator). First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001434