The Old Man and the Sand Eel

The Old Man and the Sand Eel

It plots Will's scaly stepping stones back to his childhood innocence, when anything was possible and the wild was everywhere. *** '[Will Millard] is a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that' Isabelle Broom, Heat ...

Author: Will Millard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241977699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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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 a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that' Isabelle Broom, Heat '[Will Millard] writes with a genuine sense of humility (...) humour and reflection' Kevin Parr, Countryfile 'Delightful and informative (...) beautifully drawn (...)The Old Man and The Sand Eel will be enjoyed by anyone who loves the challenge and mystery of baiting a hook and plopping it into the water' Spectator 'This is post-modern nature writing that embraces beauty where it finds it and marvels at nature's tenacity (...) But there's more here than just fish. This is also a book about growing up, about how to retain a connection with those who raised you while forging your own identity - what to keep and what to discard. And it's about men. The strong surges of emotion that both draw them together and keep them apart, and the shared pastimes which recognise that intimacy and meaning aren't always accompanied by words' Olivia Edward, Geographical
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Publications

Publications

... Well of Moy - lunga , Well of the age , Oran's well , Wave of the monk , Abbot's
pinnacle , White strand of the monks , Great strand , Strand of the boundary ,
Strand of the sand - eel , : Shore of the seat , . Old man's , or clown's , cave , Cave
of ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0064492077

Category: Scotland

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The Friend

The Friend

Each man was kissed and And bell of kine , that sauntering browse , eighth will
sit on the egg and hatch it . ... Fuel and fire , The visit was one very satisfactory to
the two hatched the old birds feed them with sand - eels , meat and drink , we ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510007331641

Category: Society of Friends

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Categories: Society of Friends

Asian Pacific Short Stories

Asian   Pacific Short Stories

The two old men stood up without exchanging a word and then set out, each to
his own home. Their experienced ... The roaring waves swallowed the stone
walls beyond the sand and demolished several houses. The villagers gathered in
the ...

Author:

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462912124

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 308

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Readers of Asian & Pacific Short Stories will have the exciting experience of encountering for the first time the recent work of some of Asia's most talented writers. Collected in this anthology are short stories by authors in nine Asian and Pacific countries: Australia, the Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, and the Republic of Vietnam. These writers speak in many different languages, and their stories tell of life in places as diverse as the Australian prairie and the Malaysian jungle. The reader will be transported from a ranch in New Zealand to the war-and demonstration-torn streets of Saigon--from a fishing village in Korea to an Australian resort hotel. People from many different Asian cultures come to life in these stories: an old woman peddling dumplings in a Thai village; two young New Zealand boys growing up in their own unique ways--one through love, the other through taking responsibility: a Vietnamese mother who thinks she is a failure if she cannot breast feed her children; a Japanese gentlemen whose aristocratic appearance conceals a rather different "real life."
Categories: Literary Collections

Gone Fishin

Gone Fishin

Moreover , if a version of The Old Man and the Sea were written about striper
fishing in New Jersey , we are certain the setting would be Normandy ... Tip : If
your lure comes back with a sand eel snagged on a treble , get seriously ready .

Author: Manny Luftglass

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813525950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 189

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Grab your tackle and hit the road with Ron Bern and Manny Luftglass as they take you to the choicest places to fish in New York in Gone Fishin': The 100 Best Spots in New York, their follow-up to the highly successful Gone Fishin': The 100 Best Spots in New Jersey. Truly great freshwater and saltwater fishing abounds throughout the state, from the classic Catskills trout streams to the mighty Hudson and Delaware rivers; from Lake Ontario to the Finger Lakes; from Long Island Sound to the bluewater canyons off the coast; from saltwater bays to artificial reefs; from the smaller sweetwater rivers and New York City reservoirs to surprising trout streams and bass ponds on Long Island. Luftglass and Bern provide readers with immediately useful insights into each of the 100 best sites. They furnish easy-to-follow directions, descriptions of the body of water, boat launch information, and detailed advice on live and artificial bait, fishing methods, equipment, depths, best times of day and year, secret tips particular to each site, and even specific places to work bait or lures. Gone Fishin' also includes places that are good for children, as well as those which are handicapped accessible. Throughout the book, Bern and Luftglass share anecdotes about their own fishing adventures and some of the big ones that didn't get away in their more than 33 years of fishing together. The information they cram into every chapter will help you find the spot, fish it more effectively, and catch more fish. Whether you fish 150 times a year or you are planning to fish for the first time, you're sure to fall hook, line, and sinker for this entertaining and educational guide.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes

... the old man had forgotten, were about a dozen little wriggling eels with which
we did great execution that afternoon. ... I have not the least doubt that the fish
take the so-called red rubber sand eels for small congers, and have noticed that
the ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082422712

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Sea Fishing

Sea Fishing

... the old man had forgotten , were about a dozen little wriggling eels with which
we did great execution that afternoon . ... I have not the least doubt that the fish
take the so - called red rubber sand eels for small congers , and have noticed that
 ...

Author: John Bickerdyke

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064000436

Category: Fishing

Page: 513

View: 607

Categories: Fishing

The London Quarterly and Holborn Review

The London Quarterly and Holborn Review

... of health in those bronzed children who spend the livelong happiness of the
day digging for sand - eels , or paddling about in an old boat , only too proud ...
Without having seen the old man , we can be very sure that he is life - like and
real .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119103781

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The London Quarterly Holborn Review

The London Quarterly   Holborn Review

... of health in those bronzed children who spend the livelong happiness of the
day digging for sand - eels , or paddling about in an old boat , only too proud ...
Without having seen the old man , we can be very sure that he is life - like and
real .

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ISBN: CHI:79300220

Category: English periodicals

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Chambers s Journal

Chambers s Journal

Half - a - dozen of the hands , headed and Tommy in particular , would not be
forby that terrible old man , rushed after ... Sand - eels are small , slaughter -
house , mud , or anything else that slender , silvery fislı about six inches long ,
which ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924069264160

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Chambers s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

Chambers s Journal of Popular Literature  Science and Arts

Half - a - dozen of the hands , headed and Tommy in particular , would not be
forby that terrible old man , rushed after them to gotten by the Great ... with the
back of what remained sand - eels , some few uncovered , but more generof his
left .

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ISBN: WISC:89128089521

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Chambers s Edinburgh journal conducted by W Chambers Continued as Chambers s Journal of popular literature science and arts

Chambers s Edinburgh journal  conducted by W  Chambers   Continued as  Chambers s Journal of popular literature  science and arts

with every ounce of eel , and weighted my basket so cutting one ' s way ; and
even then , an active man would that it could not be lifted ... The me down as the
Old Man of the Mountain bent poor | trunk is generally tall and straight , the
branches numerous , Sinbad . The remedy for this is to dip the basket in but not
long , and the leaves large and thick : on the the sea , when the sand loses its
consistency ...

Author: Chambers's journal

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555031042

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The London Quarterly Review

The London Quarterly Review

... of health in those bronzed children who spend the livelong happiness of the
day digging for sand - eels , or paddling about in an old boat , only too proud ...
Without having seen the old man , we can be very sure that he is life - like and
real .

Author: William Lonsdale Watkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924065537239

Category: Theology

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Categories: Theology

British Islands Pilot Faroes Shetlands and Orkney Islands and north and east coasts of Scotland

British Islands Pilot  Faroes  Shetlands  and Orkney Islands and north and east coasts of Scotland

The Lesser Sand Eel is a sandy patch with 3 feet water on it , 600 yards north -
northwestward of Sandside Point . ... The Kame of Hoy is visible at such times
from a distance of 40 miles , and on a nearer approach the Old Man of Hoy is too
 ...

Author: United States. Hydrographic Office

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWCYV2

Category: Pilot guides

Page:

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Categories: Pilot guides

North Sea Pilot

North Sea Pilot

The Kame of Hoy , is visible at such times for 40 miles , and on a nearer
approach the Old Man of Hoy is too marked a ... Established kirk opens of the
Ness , and then the old kirk must be shut in to avoid the Ebbing Eddy and the
Sand Eels .

Author: Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081328166

Category: Pilot guides

Page:

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Categories: Pilot guides

Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature  Science and Arts

Half - a - dozen of the hands , headed and Tommy in particular , would not be
forby that terrible old man , rushed after ... Sand - eels are small , slaughter -
house , mud , or anything else that slender , silvery fish about six inches long ,
which ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131286138

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Fraser s Magazine

Fraser s Magazine

Once he saw a sand - eel dancing on his tail by the sea - shore . ... not open and
swallow him as he had swallowed the oysters , and from that moment he became
suspicious of all the ideas and customs imposed by the old men and wizards .

Author:

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ISBN: UCLA:31158006999311

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Once he saw a sand - eel dancing on his tail by the sea - shore . ... not open and
swallow him as he had swallowed the oysters , and from that moment he became
suspicious of all the ideas and customs imposed by the old men and wizards .

Author:

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ISBN: OXFORD:555023094

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Fraser s Magazine

Fraser s Magazine

Once he saw a sand - eel dancing on his tail by the sea - shore . ... not open and
swallow him as he had swallowed the oysters , and from that moment he became
suspicious of all the ideas and customs imposed by the old men and wizards .

Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030946167

Category: Authors

Page:

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Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.
Categories: Authors

Chambers Edinburgh Journal

Chambers  Edinburgh Journal

... of eel , and weighted my basket so that it could not be lifted with one hand , and
weighed me down as the Old Man of ... basket in the sea , when the sand loses
its consistency , and slips out through the wicker - work , while the eels remain .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWJUSK

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