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Itchen Memoirs

Skues, G. E. M.

Published by Robert Hale Ltd
ISBN 10: 0709063725 / ISBN 13: 9780709063728
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Title: Itchen Memoirs

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Itchen Memories concerns one, specific, length of this lovely chalk stream: the watery maze known as Abbotts Barton. This reissue of a classic of twentieth-century angling literature, unavailable for many years, will be welcomed by anyone interested in the sport and mesmerized by the troubled beauty of England's countryside between the wars. Illustrator(s): Jardine, Alex. Num Pages: 224 pages, Line drawn illustrations. BIC Classification: BGS; WSXF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 243 x 157 x 21. Weight in Grams: 466. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780709063728

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Synopsis: More than a mere collection of fishy tales and of days long past spent pottering beside the river, Itchen Memories concerns just one very special stretch of this lovely chalk stream in Hampshire. For centuries Abbotts Barton, the Itchen?s watery maze of carriers, ditches, and drains that criss-cross Winchester?s northern water-meadow, has delighted both angler and trout alike. In Itchen Memories, G.E.M. Skues, the greatest innovative angler of modern times, lovingly describes the people, the wildlife, the setting, and his encounters with the fish in the place known as the very cradle of modern-day fly-fishing. A classic of 20th-century angling literature, Itchen Memories conveys a true passion for fly-fishing in a way that will be appreciated not only by anglers, but also by those who wish to experience the untroubled beauty of England?s countryside between the wars, viewed through the eyes of a naturally gifted writer. Now completely reset and beautifully presented with the original line drawings by Alex Jardine, Itchen Memories also features an introduction by Roy Darlington, long-time admirer of G.E.M. Skues and formerly lease-holder of the Abbotts Barton Fishery.

Product Description: Itchen Memories is not a general collection of fishing memoirs concerning past days spent along various Itchen beats. It concerns just one, specific, length of this lovely chalk stream. The watery maze of carriers, ditches and drains which criss-cross Winchester's northern water-meadows, for centuries known as Abbotts Barton, is the sole setting for this collection of stories. This reissue of a classic of twentieth-century angling literature, unavailable for many years, will be welcomed by anyone interested not only in the sport but in experiencing the troubled beauty of England's countryside between the wars, viewed through the eyes of a naturally gifted writer. Completely reset and beautifully presented with the original line drawings by Alex Jardine, the book also features an introduction by Roy Darlington.

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