‘We fish, they say, have stream and pond / But is there anything beyond? / For lo the reverent eye must see / a purpose in liquidity’ — Rupert Brooke, ‘Heaven’
This bundle—a feast for fisherman and nature enthusiasts alike—introduces a range of riverside companions. Cast your line out with Mark Wormald in The Catch, as he retraces the steps of Ted Hughes, the de facto laureate of fishermen. Or spend a week or two with Mark Karlansky as he journeys through the history and craft of fishing, as he considers its place and significance in his own life in The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing. Converse with Alec Douglas-Home as he muses on a life spent casting out into the river Tweed for its most prestigious resident — the Atlantic Salmon — in A River Runs Through Time.
All the books in this bundle are intimately connected to the natural world — pictured in all its multicoloured splendour by Brian Grossenbacher’s Trout — confirming that fishing, as David Prufumo reveals in his meditative and personal work, The Lightning Thread, is, by extension, an activity that places human beings in surroundings of profound emotional, psychological, and spiritual significance. Our fishing bundle is a tribute to the sport of fishing, and to the joys, reflections and tribulations offered by a lifetime engagement with the natural world.
Our Gone Fishing bundle includes;
the Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing - Mark Kurlansky
A River Runs Through Me - A Life of Salmon Fishing in Scotland - Andrew Douglas-Home
The Catch - Fishing for Ted Hughes - Mark Wormald
The Lightning Thread - Fishological Moments and the Pursuit of Paradise - David Profumo
Trout - Tom Rosenbauer