Love Madness Fishing by Dexter Petley
As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Natural Histories
“a masterpiece” Fallon’s Angler
“a spell-binding rollercoaster of a book” David Profumo
“the b*****d child of Swift’s Last Orders and Dickens’ Great Expectations” Caught by the River
The extraordinary memoir of growing up poor on the Kent-Sussex border in the 1960s and 70s. Peopled with vivid and earthy characters, this is an autobiography to be compared to Laurie Lee and H. E. Bates.
Hardback | 225 x 150mm | 176 pages
Jacket and internal illustration by Michael Kirkman
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Dexter Petley was born in the Weald, Kent, in 1955. He is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Little Nineveh, Joyride and White Lies, which was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. He is also a translator and angler of international renown. Since leaving Britain in 1995 he has lived wild all over France, in sheds, barns, tents, caravans and ambulances, writing and fishing along the way. He currently lives in a Normandy forest, where he keeps chickens and grows vegetables, living off rainwater and editing fiction.