Introduced and Edited by Jon Day
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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.