Mark Avery is a hugely respected blogger and campaigner so it is a privilege for him to have named The Twitch as his ‘Book if the Year’. There are some mighty fine books on his list and some very famous names so it is rather humbling to be sitting at the top of the pile.Continue reading “The Twitch – Book of the Year”
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The Idle Angler nominated in National Angling Awards
Rather splendidly, The Idle Angler has been nominated as Book of the Year in the Angling Times National Angling Awards 2014. The results will be revealed in the Christmas edition of Angling Times due out on 16th December and votes can be cast by following this link…. http://www.gofishing.co.uk/Angling-Times/Section/News–Catches/Misc/Angling-Times-National-Angling-Awards-2014—cast-your-vote-now/
Countryfile Magazine article: In defence of Angling
Anglers are misunderstood creatures. Rather than curmudgeonly misfits, we are proud custodians of our waterways, says Kevin Parr As in every walk of life, there are a handful of anglers who give the pastime a bad name. But for every litterer or poacher there are dozens of like minded souls who regard the environment inContinue reading “Countryfile Magazine article: In defence of Angling”
I received an email earlier in the year from Garrett Fallon. He had long toyed with the idea of an angling magazine that focused upon the quality of its writing rather than the fish themselves, and he was finally doing something about it. He invited me to pitch an article and I am very gladContinue reading “Fallon’s Angler”
The Twitch – Giveaway!
Win a signed and dedicated first edition paperback of The Twitch! It’s free to enter – just follow the link…. Goodreads Book Giveaway The Twitch by Kevin Parr Giveaway ends October 28, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win
Another Idle Angler review….
That contentment is found on every page, but there is much too that readers will find provocative and challenging. Parr explores depths rarely plumbed in angling writing, examining its philosophies and idiosyncrasies in a way that is hugely engaging. This is fishing – not necessarily as we know it, but as most of us wouldContinue reading “Another Idle Angler review….”
Idle Angler Review
A rather nice review of The Idle Angler has appeared in CountryFile magazine. Editor Fergus Collins writes that ‘there’s much to enjoy here‘ and suggests that ‘it’s a very gentle, eclectic plea for understanding through revealing some of the joys to be had from the pursuit of hidden quarry..’ The full review is here IdleContinue reading “Idle Angler Review”
The Idle Angler
So here it is – The Idle Angler – available now from all the normal places, though easiest and safest to go direct to the publisher here.
The Twitch hits the shelves…..
With the first edition now sold out, the second edition of The Twitch is now available through bookshops and online retailers. There are already some lovely reviews on Amazon
Part of the Process
13th May 2013 The Twitch is moving ever closer to publication. The first proofs have been checked and signed off and the cover itself is taking shape. It is a long old process taking sixty thousand words and making them presentable, and I have definitely avoided the worst of the tedium. Editing and proof-reading areContinue reading “Part of the Process”