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Fishing's Strangest Days: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over Two Hundred Years of Angling History

Fishing's Strangest Days: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over Two Hundred Years of Angling History

Paperback Strangest

By (author) Tom Quinn

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  • Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 20mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1861055358
  • ISBN 13: 9781861055354
  • Illustrations note: No illustrations
  • Sales rank: 197,497

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Fishing's Strangest Tales gathers together choice stories and bizarre fishing tales from all over the world. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvellous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel - containing no less than forty pearls - and managed to earn more in one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years. Fishing's Strangest Days is full of fascinating tales that may sound fishy and unbelievable but will have have you caught hook, line and sinker. Word count: 45,000

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Tom Quinn is a journalist, juggler, orange peel collector and expert on Victorian fish painters, who spends much of his time travelling round Britain looking for quirky subjects to write about. He has written five titles in the best-selling Strangest series. Tom also writes occasional obituaries for The Times and edits Country Business magazine.