Medlar Press - Early Autumn Newsletter
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Keith Harwood's new book has recently been reviewed in Country Life:

'[an] eclectic and judicious new compilation . . . Critics of anthologies love to carp about what's left out . . . but here the well-read Keith Harwood has deliberately excluded most of the usual suspects . . . Notably he has included several passages about northern coarse and sea fishing, which less frequently see the light of day. Of the three-dozen extracts in this book, the liveliest are those period pieces that combine drama and immediacy with a deep sense of pleasure and leisure . . . . Not all are red-letter days . . . and many a fish gets away (not least Henry Lamond's which slithers from its package down a hill in central Glasgow). There are also historically unrepeatable triumphs, as the elegant Patrick Chalmers recalls 13 salmon from one pool on the North Esk or Stephen Johnson - writing from Stalag Luft III - quietly evokes the lost dusks of his boyhood among sea trout of Coruisk . . . Voices I scarcely knew included Major Ashley-Dodd (who visits Tweed as 'a very dicky cripple' during the First World War) and Dugald Macintyre, whose Hebridean companions assume he knows how to poach because he's a mainland gamekeeper . . . John Colquhoun, the canny laird of Luss, is another author worth resurrecting, as is that charming old Victorian, all rounder William Senior . . . This is definitely a volume to give your host when you next head north'

David Profumo, Country Life (August 2015)

1. Coming soon:

We are delighted to announce the
forthcoming publication of:

This amazing book was conceived as a tribute to the enjoyment Bill Quarry has experienced over sixty years of fishing for salmon on the Tweed. His inspiration comes from a deep respect for the Atlantic salmon as well as the camaraderie and nature of the riverbank. The author has fished on all of the main beats of the Tweed as well as its tributaries and Salmon Fishing and the Story of the River Tweed contains valuable contributions and anecdotes from more than seventy past and present ghillies - the unique Tweed Boatmen. Beautifully produced hardback with dust jacket and over 400 full-colour pages.

If you would like to be informed by email when the book is available to order, there is an 'Email me' option on the relevant page of our website (just under the red 'Out of stock' notification). Alternatively you can phone with card details or send a cheque. Please note that the UK postage for this item will be £15 due to its size and weight, and it will require a signature on delivery.

Limited edition leather copies will also be available.
Please contact us if you would like to reserve one.

'The book will become a must for anyone interested in fishing on the Tweed'
His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe

2. Featured books:

Two great books to keep you entertained during September, whether at home or abroad. These two authors have travelled the length and breadth (well, thereabouts) of the UK and Spain respectively, taking their rods and their charisma with them to cajole the fish to take their baits and flies and to sweet-talk the locals to gain information and occasionally sustenance.
Normally £20, we're offering them at the price of £15 (plus p&p) for the remainder of September.

 As I Cast Out  by John Langridge.

'The unstoppable Langridge is back on top form, with more about fishing in Spain - much more. There can’t be many angling books which feature a hospital drama, the best tale of all the good tales in here being (to my mind) the one about the day a viper bit Langridge so badly that he ended up in ITU. Even then, things would have gone well had the stupid sod not gone and held his breath - but I would be spoiling the story if I told you what happened next . . . Ever thought about going fishing in Spain? This is the book you need. Langridge has been everywhere and fished for more or less everything, the bigger and more repulsive the better (I am talking about the fish here) and in the process he leaves you not only with a terrific picture of what it is like to fish in the country, but wanting more.' - Andrew Herd, Waterlog

NOTE: The first ten orders at the £15 price will receive signed copies of this title.

Jon Berry's A Train to Catch  is:

' . . . the best kind of fishing book. Part history and part odyssey, interleaved with evocative illustrations and illuminated by the author’s spare, self-deprecating prose, this elegy to the golden age of British angling will resonate long after journey’s end.' - Luke Jennings

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3. Waterlog 92 . . . 
. . . is the current (Summer) issue and the Autumn one is on its way. If you haven't yet discovered Waterlog, why not consider a subscription? It's a quality quarterly that focuses on the parts of angling other magazines just don't reach. It isn't what you catch that matters . . . Beautifully produced, it contains what is undoubtedly some of the best angling writing around, from established and new writers. There are sample pages on our new website as well as subscription details. New Waterlog subscriptions run from the next issue to be published
Medlar delivery and postage

We normally despatch every day - so you should never have to wait more than a week to receive your books, and sometimes you will receive them next day. Once the package leaves our mailing house it's in the hands of Royal Mail. Unfortunately mailing prices have been creeping up over the past few years and we have made a very minor increase to the UK and EU postage rates as a result. Our current postage rates per order, as of 25th February 2015, are:

UK: £4               EU: £7                 US and Canada: £10                  Rest of World: £15

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