Roderick L(angmere) Haig-Brown

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Haydn S. Pearson

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["Fisherman's Winter"] is the account of a winter's fishing in Chile and Argentina and so far as I know there is no book like it. I recommend "Fisherman's Winter" without reservation to fishermen and to all readers who are interested in our neighbor countries to the south. The author does much more than describe fishing spots, equipment, hotels and travel conditions. He discusses the people, living conditions and the countryside. He evaluates social, cultural and economic conditions honestly and kindly….

Mr. Haig-Brown is a true fisherman. He takes his big fish with commendable modesty and he is patiently philosophical when the big one gets away. He knows that fishing per se is just one part of the whole…. Only occasionally does a book of this sort come from a fisherman's pen.

Haydn S. Pearson, "A String of Fish," in The New York Times Book Review (© 1954 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), October 24, 1954, p. 10.

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