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Old Man and the Sand Eel

Author: Millard, Will
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 336
Pub Date: 29/08/2017
Publisher: HAMILTON HAMISH
ISBN: 9780241270011
Availability: Out of Stock
£14.99
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"A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water and the beings that inhabit it can enchant and intoxicate" Chris Yates

Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank, whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more and bigger fish led him away from that natural connection between him, his grandfather and the rivers of his home. That is, until the fateful day he let a record-breaking sand eel slip through his fingers and he knew that he had lost the magic of those days down by the river, and that something had to change.

The Old Man and the Sand Eel is at its heart the story of three generations of men trying to figure out what it is to be a man, a father and a fisherman. It plots Will's scaly stepping stones back to his childhood innocence, when anything was possible and the wild was everywhere.

'Will Millard IS the new Bill Bryson' Isabelle Broom, author of My Map of You

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