Hugh Falkus: A Life on the Edge Hardcover – 10 Dec 2007
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Hugh Falkus was a gifted and passionate writer, a compelling broadcaster and a mesmerising storyteller, as well as an inspiration to generations of anglers. His seminal work, Sea Trout Fishing - A Guide to Success, still in print after nearly half a century, firmly established him as the father of modern sea trout fishing. Falkus' achievements were many and varied. He was a daring and highly competitive yachtsman, an outstanding sportsman and a talented actor, playwright and producer. In the 1960s his pioneering work in wildlife broadcasting earned him two of the greatest honours in the film-making business, The Prix Italia and the Blue Ribbon. A Life on the Edge tells Hugh Falkus' story for the first time, exploring his life, his works and his legacy and examining what made Falkus the man he was. 'Falkus's personal life was worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster . . . it is, by far, the best biography ever published about the life of a pioneering fly fisher. Every one of you will enjoy reading it . . .' - Malcolm Greenhalgh. '. . . gripping. . . well-researched, well-written, horrifyingly compelling . . . I took it with me everywhere until I finished it' - John Humphreys, Shooting Times. 'An enthralling biography of this Olympian angling figure' - David Beazley, Gamefisher.
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As - I suspect- along with many of his admirers - much of what I felt about Falkus was tainted by a jealousy of what I envisaged as a near perfect existence. How little did I really know! Falkus led an incredible life wsharing many parallels with Hemingway - writing, fishing, shooting wartime adventures, tragedies, egocentrism, four marriages and philandering to name but a few. I can only conclude that Falkus was a flawed genius and probably a few selfish man.
This is a wonderful book which has moved me more than any biography I've read in recent years. The final chapter was particularly poignant and left me raising a glass to the great man's life. It's an expensive book but the price is justified by Chris Newton's extensive research. I thoroughly recommend this book - it's an excellent read.
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Hugh Falkus: A Life on the Edge Iliked and would recommed to a friend. Will look at other Falkus books.Published on 2 Nov. 2013 by JohnC
Most anglers with an interest in Hugh Falkus will find this book of interest.
Great read if interested in the man.