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Going Fishing

Biography / Memoir

Series: In Arcadia

By: James Negley Farson (Author), Charles F Tunnicliffe (Illustrator)

160 pages, b/w illustrations

Unicorn Press

Paperback | Mar 2016 | #232466 | ISBN-13: 9781910787106
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NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€13 approx

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James Negley Farson never failed to take his fishing rod wherever he went. As much an autobiography as it is a book on fishing, Going Fishing describes Farson's vast exepriences river fishing while travelling the world. This wonderfully illustrated volume includes varied chapters on Pacific salmon, the Shetland Islands, Uxbridge, the Hebrides, Ireland, the Caucasus, Moscow, the Danube, erupting volcanoes in Chile, and both rural and urban life in England, France, and Norway. Considered one of the classics of fishing literature, it details a lifetime of grand adventures and fishing tales.

Combining lively writing of the countryside with beautiful illustrations, Going Fishing will delight any lovers of fishing, traveling, or the great outdoors.

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James Negley Farson (1890-1960) was an American author and adventurer. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Farson was raised by his eccentric grandfather, the Civil War General James Negley. He was educated at Andover and read civil engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He was expelled from this institution and emigrated to England. He went into journalism and travelled to Russia, being present in Petrograd the day the Bolshevik Revolution broke out. Farson went on to become one of the most renowned foreign correspondents of his day, interviewing Gandhi in India, witnessing Gandhi's arrest in Poona, witnessing bank-robber John Dillinger's naked body in the morgue just after he had been shot down by Hoover's men, and meeting Hitler.

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