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The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water's Edge

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Richard Shelton

336 pages, B/w illus

Atlantic Books

Hardback | Feb 2004 | #146438 | ISBN: 1843541610
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A keen fisherman and marine biologist traces his personal journey and lifelong love affair with fish, presenting a highly informed and sensitive picture of our changing relationship with the sea.

'A magical life on the longshore alive with natural history but with a stern warning concerning all our futures.' David Bellamy 'Richard Shelton, not unlike some Victorian naturalists, has successfully combined a delightful autobiography with a scientific history of fishing. He describes an entire world with great charm.' Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield ' When I first urged Richard Shelton to write his naturalist's memoir, I never expected him to produce a classic. But he has.' Redmond O'Hanlon, author of Trawler


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Biography

RICHARD SHELTON headed the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory at Pitlochry from 1982 to 2001. He is currently Research Director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust. He lives in Perthshire. The Longshoreman is his first book.

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