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Series: Notting Hill Editions
ISBN: 9781912559138
Pages: 200
Publication Date: September 10, 2019

From Notting Hill Editions

A Twitch Upon the ThreadWriters on Fishing

Edited and with an introduction by Jon Day


The best fishing writing is never really about fishing, or 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. This is an anthology of fishing writing ranging from medieval times to the present, taking the reader from riverbank to open ocean, from England to New Zealand, from the shore to the depths. Read it and be hooked. Included are contributions from Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Ota Pavel, Arthur Ransome, George Orwell, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Elizabeth Bishop, and dozens more.


This pocket-sized book is perfect for taking with you to read on the riverbank. Jon Day has compiled some of the best fishing writing from the medieval to the present day, and it is presented in a beautiful, cloth-covered volume, enhanced by elegant typesetting.
—Alexandra Henton, The Field Magazine

[A] lovely little anthology of writing on the idle pleasure of fishing.
The Idler