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'Jennings weaves a net to mesh human struggle to the peace of the riverbank.' Guardian 'Beautifully evokes the landscape and lore of a postwar rural childhood.' Andrew Motion 'A book of personal reflection. Jennings's memoir sparkles like a dark trout stream in sunlight.' The Times 'Fabulous... A story of the sudden choices men face... Hours of wit, beauty and reflection.' Observer 'An exquisitely written memoir... springing from a tradition of memoir writing deeply rooted in the natural world.' Daily Telegraph 'Vivid and touching' Tom Fort, Literary Review 'A strange, original, haunting book, I will never pass a stream or a canal without remembering it.' Lynn Barber

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Now available in paperback, a dark and dramatic memoir of an angler's life, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and William Hill Sports Book of Year. 'Jennings weaves a net to mesh human struggle to the peace of the riverbank.' Guardian

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Luke Jennings is the author of three novels, including the Booker Prize-longlisted Atlantic. As a journalist he has written for Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Time, as well as all the British quality papers, and he is currently the dance critic of the Observer. He is married with three children, and lives in North London.

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'Jennings weaves a net to mesh human struggle to the peace of the riverbank.' Guardian 'Beautifully evokes the landscape and lore of a postwar rural childhood.' Andrew Motion 'A book of personal reflection. Jennings's memoir sparkles like a dark trout stream in sunlight.' The Times 'Fabulous... A story of the sudden choices men face... Hours of wit, beauty and reflection.' Observer 'An exquisitely written memoir... springing from a tradition of memoir writing deeply rooted in the natural world.' Daily Telegraph 'Vivid and touching' Tom Fort, Literary Review 'A strange, original, haunting book, I will never pass a stream or a canal without remembering it.' Lynn Barber

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