Tuesday, December 3

10E2285: The Compleat Angler

The Compleat Angler (sometimes subtitled The Contemplative Man's Recreation) by Englishman Izaak Walton is a celebration of fishing and the English countryside but more than that... In print for over 350 years the book is framed as conversation between an experienced angler and his student (and you, gentle reader), with discussion of all manner of fish, fishing and lures, cooking and eating techniques. Also a love letter to the country life.

This was almost right of passage reading material for some reason around us - Anglophied New Englanders maybe?? Anyhow, read it now via Gutenberg - or even email their kindled file to you for reading later on the T.