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London Past and Present 3 Volume Paperback Set: Lo&hellip by Henry Benjamin Wheatley
A fabulous reference book if you are doing any research in this area. Virtually every other work on London's history quotes from this trilogy.
G.E.M. Skues: The Man of the Nymph by Tony Hayter
In 2002, Tony Hayter published a well received biography of F.M. Halford, but this deals with a much more difficult subject. Halford left a lengthy autobiography, and more than 200 articles in the angling press, but Skues was an extraordinarily private man, and although he too, was published very widely and wrote many letters, his life story has been hidden until now, largely because that was his wish.
Tony’s biography traces Skues’ life as an angler through the trail of clues his lonely and occasionally tortured subject unwittingly left behind him. So many years have passed since Skues death that for many of today’s fishermen, the question is “Who was this Skues, and what did he do?”… Read more
The Rise: Streamside Observations on Trout, Flies &hellip by Paul Schullery
I review books for an angling magazine, so just about everything passes over my desk and gets forgotten, but not this. If you are a trout fisherman, and you want to read a single book about how trout take food (or flies), then buy the print version of this book. Yeah, I know several other books on the subject have been written, going all the way back to Harding, but Schullery puts them all in the shade. Why? He spotted a chance no-one else had and spent a lot of time photographing trout rises - and the result? I am not going to spoil the book, but I can guarantee that after you have read it, you will be a much better fisherman.