A Twitch Upon the Thread: Writers on Fishing

by Jon Day

A Twitch Upon the Thread: Writers on Fishing
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A Twitch Upon the Thread: Writers on Fishing

by Jon Day

Introduced and Edited by Jon Day

Signed copies available – click here.

The best fishing writing is never only about fishing, and the writers collected in A Twitch Upon the Thread use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession. As Virginia Woolf observed, such writing lifts the body ‘out of the chair, stands it on the banks of a river, and strikes it dumb.’ This anthology ranges from medieval times to the present, taking the reader from riverbank to open ocean, from the shore to the depths. Read it and be hooked.

Includes contributions from Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Ransome, George Orwell, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and dozens more.

‘A wonderful book and a perfect gift for anyone who loves fishing.’
Jo Good, Radio London
‘A lovely little anthology of writing on the idle pleasure of fishing.’
Idler
‘Over my fishing lifetime I have come across plenty of fishing anthologies but I can't recall one that captured my imagination quite as much as Jon Day's’
Simon Cooper, Fishing Breaks
‘One of the better fishing anthologies by far.’
Trout Fisherman
‘A fantastic small, travel-friendly book, perfect for dipping in and out of. Definitive, historical proof that fishing is not just for weirdos like you.’
The Mission: The Cult of Fly Fishing
‘This pocket-sized book is perfect for taking with you to read on the riverbank.’
The Field

Description

Introduced and Edited by Jon Day

Signed copies available – click here.

The best fishing writing is never only about fishing, and the writers collected in A Twitch Upon the Thread use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession. As Virginia Woolf observed, such writing lifts the body ‘out of the chair, stands it on the banks of a river, and strikes it dumb.’ This anthology ranges from medieval times to the present, taking the reader from riverbank to open ocean, from the shore to the depths. Read it and be hooked.

Includes contributions from Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome, Arthur Ransome, George Orwell, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and dozens more.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 19 × 12 × 1.5 cm
Cover Type

Hardcover, Paperback

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