Lost in a Quiet World, by Paul Cook
Colour paintings and illustrations by the author throughout. Fawn boards, spine titled in black. A fine unread copy in dust-wrapper.
"Harking back to a time when carp fishing was still very much in its formative stages [this book] is an autobiographical account of childhood experience concerning one boy's pursuit of this species at a mysterious and private estate lake. Through failure and success, the story as it unfolds takes the reader on a personal journey of discovery based on detailed accounts that were recorded in diary form. Carefully redrafted and lovingly illustrated by the author more than three decades later, the book not only serves as a charming reminder of the wonder that all anglers commonly share in the learning and understanding of their craft, but also offers an alternative, more gentle approach to the sport, far removed from the current rush for modernity and so-called progress." A beautifully illustrated and very well written book. This first edition is limited to only 1000 copies.