For anyone who loved William Fiennes' The Snow Geese, a beautiful, dazzlingly original memoir that combines autobiography with natural history.
Richard Shelton headed the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory at Pitlochry from 1982 to 2001, and was Research Director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust. The Longshoreman was his first book and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
'A treasure... Richard Shelton writes of fish with the pen of a poet... The beauties and oddities of the shoreline and the marine world are brought before our eyes in vivid colour and with scientific precision... A delightful book.' Margaret Drabble, Country Life