Haha!! What I find bemusing is the heading used as nowhere do I claim the book to be 'inspirational'. It is a memoir of my experiences. The two poems were written by an angling forum member and the late Frank Sawyer, both of which I think make entertaining reading to the "Average Angler". None of it is of 'professional quality', but I enjoyed writing it which didn't take that long, I logged 112 hours. The photos are taken with my mobile phone as the action happened and they are not staged.Brave to share that, good man! You're not knocking off Jeffreys wife are you?
Although my book is what it says on the label....'Memoirs of an Average Angler', so I'm not sure how much sizzle can be cooked up. And the fact the reviewer as a fly fisherman can discredit the previously unpublished 17 verse poem of Frank Sawyer, i'll never understand. It's brilliant.Well, you can take heart from the reviewer being a person who believes "Inspiring people to fish is like advertising sausages" :thumbs:
I'm NOT going to get into a spat with you Jeffrey on a public forum, but you really must read again what I have written. Your review was about my book for which I thank you. The above cropped photocopy is NOT the Press Release as you well know. You have quoted the short PRIVATE covering letter of the Press Release I sent to Steve Fitzpatrick of the Angling Times. I also sent a copy to Russell Hill of Trout Fisherman.I've kept out of this thread until now, firstly because reviews are always subjective and secondly because I've had my say, and Mike is perfectly entitled to have his.
On the topics of inspiration and inaccuracy, however, there follows a copy of the press release which Mike sent to one of my colleagues when the book first came out. Hopefully, this clears matters up but if you still want your letter to go in the magazine, Mike, just let us know.
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