SIDE-LINES, SIDE-LIGHTS AND REFLECTIONS: FUGITIVE PAPERS OF A CHALK-STREAM ANGLER. By G.E.M. Skues. (Seaforth & Soforth).

SIDE-LINES, SIDE-LIGHTS AND REFLECTIONS: FUGITIVE PAPERS OF A CHALK-STREAM ANGLER. By G.E.M. Skues. (Seaforth & Soforth).
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Author Skues (George Edward MacKenzie). (1858-1949).
Book Code 20096
ISBN B001AVZZQM
Book Description Slight use else very good in slip-case.

(1932) 1996 new edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Pp473. Frontis portrait, plain plates, bound in bonded leather, gilt, silk marker. Edition limited to 500 copies.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1996
Publisher The Flyfisher's Classic Library.
Place Bovey Tracey.
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"Twelve years have passed since Mr. G.E.M. Skues last gave us the fruits of his experience- twelve years of theories tried & accepted or discarded. And here is the result, written in his irresistible style with that dry sense of humour which destroys false theories like a cleansing flame." Articles reprinted from The Journal of the Flyfishers' Club, The Field, Fishing Gazette, Salmon & Trout Magazine, the Bulletin of the Anglers' Club of New York, etc. Skues's famous earlier books were published at his instigation, by A & C Black. Side-lines, by contrast, was put together at the request of another publisher, Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., producers of the Lonsdale Library series. Skues was sceptical of the need for a miscellany of his writings, and this book was always regarded by him as a poor relation to its predecessors. Nonetheless, Sidelines contains some brilliant material, including the famous spoof "Carrot Fly" controversy, and his most celebrated story, Mr Theodore Castwell in hell, curiously titled "Some Letter". Skues was a prodigious writer for angling journals for more than fifty years, His articles collected here make a fascinating monument to his genius.

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