Trumpet Blowing

A month has passed since publication day and its very much a case of so far, so good for Rivers Run. Sales have been solid, book shops have been ever so generous with their product placement (testament to the design team at Rider) and, most importantly, people seem to be enjoying it. Aside from theContinue reading “Trumpet Blowing”

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”

Extract from The Idle Angler

  From Chapter Five – Lunchtime (Courtesy of Medlar Press) Sir John Whitaker Fairclough was a man I never met but whose fly-fishing tackle is now in my possession. Fairclough was a key developer of IBM’s System 360 computers in the 1960’s, machines that set industry standards in the era of mainframe computing. His reputationContinue reading “Extract from The Idle Angler”

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”