Forced to reassess their lifestyles after serious heart scares, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse rediscovered the reflection and relaxation that angling affords in this feel-good volume full of friendship, fooling around and fishing.
Two comedy greats talk life, friendship and the joys of fishing...
Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have been friends for 30 years, but when life intervened, what was once a joyous and spontaneous friendship dwindled to the odd phone call or occasional catch up.
Then, Glory Be! They were both diagnosed with heart disease and realised that time is short. They'd better spend it fishing... So they dusted off their kits, chucked on their waders and ventured into the achingly beautiful British countryside to fish, rediscover the joys of their friendship and ruminate on some of life's most profound questions, such as: How did we get so old? Where are all the fish? What are your favourite pocket meats? What should we do if we find a corpse?
Following the success of the BBC's Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing series, this wonderful book by two lifelong friends is a love letter to the joys of angling, the thrill of the catch and the virtue of having a right daft laff with your mates. On the fish, the equipment, the food, and the locations, Gone Fishing is the perfect book for fans of Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse and for anyone who wants to read a brilliantly written and endlessly funny joint memoir on life, friendship and joys of fishing.
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
‘An entrancing mix of sound advice and the pair’s inimitable whimsy, this is a book you’ll buy for the angler in your life, and end up keeping for yourself.’ - The Mail
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“A life-afirming book”
If you saw and enjoyed the show, this is very much in the same wheelhouse and you'll love the book.
If you did not see the show this is a wonderful book by two men of advancing age who, after suffering health... More
I loved the tv series and loved the book. Filled with humour and great fishing stories. The book manages to capture the banter between the two of them. Really enjoyable read.
I enjoyed this book of fishing and friendship. Based on the TV series it's a look at the combined love of fishing that Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse share as well as the combined heart problems they both went... More
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