FISHING WITH HARRY: A TALE OF PISCATORIAL MAYHEM
Author: Tony Baws
Publisher: SCB Distributors, Sep 2011
At times touching, at times bawdy, always amusing - this is a book not just for anglers but for anyone who enjoys a finely-told story. 6.5x9.5 inches, 240 pgs.
Harry, an incorrigible, engaging and dapper biscuit salesman in his forties becomes the unlikely angling companion of young Tony, the love-struck, shy 19-year-old Jewish accountant who is courting his step-daughter. Throughout the 1960s, this unique fishing friendship is cemented via a series of fishing jaunts across London, Essex then further afield, to ponds, gravel pits and rivers. At times touching, at times bawdy, always amusing - this is a book not just for anglers but for anyone who enjoys a finely-told story.
'A lovely story, very entertaining and well written - a fishing tale to touch the heart and make us laugh at the same time.' Rachel Lichtenstein, author of Rodinsky's Room (Granta Books).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tony Baws went to Grammar School in Southend and worked as a Chartered Accountant in London and Essex. He was a voluntary warden of his local National Nature Reserve, which is part of Essex Wildlife Trust. He is married to artist and illustrator Suzie Baws and they live in Leigh-on-Sea.