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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: The Comedy Classic

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Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog, Pirate, pro. Both authors have undergone serious heart surgery so the real message in this story is the importance of making the most of your life because you really have no idea which day is going to be your last.

I’m with you too, on fishing, and I’ve never been a fan of Reeves and Mortimer but you’ve hooked me (groan) with this review, Jan. In this inspiring, uplifting and heartwarming memoir, world-renowned veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick explores his journey to becoming The Supervet.There were some sections that made my eyes glaze over but I just like the warmth and heart (if you ignore the pun) of this book. I can't think of many things better than listening to my favourite old white men babbling on about anything and everything, and being genuinely funny and charming. My brain issues the true standard answer and then thinks, well, that’s a bit boring, what would be more interesting? like the telly programme did, which whilst seems obvious, was one of the main reasons I loved watching two old men fishing. In this wonderful book, the two fishermen collaborate to celebrate the rich tapestry that is fishing – from mentors to memories; from philosophy to modern jargon; from watercraft to becoming self-styled ‘Fishing Detectives’.

He's got his nose buried in the book and keeps sniggering and laughing out loud, so I guess that's a good sign. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I’d recommend this book if you like the comedy work of these men, or if you’re curious about fishing, or if you just like listening in on warm and lasting friendships.While I'm not remotely interested in fishing, I did really enjoy the TV series which prompted this book, so thought I would give it a go. Learning about the fish was one of the unexpected joys of watching the tv show, and having even more information in the book was a delight. If you are in the North America, look out for US/Canadian flag icons on popular product listings for direct links. Being with your partner may feel like rainbows and unicorns, but that doesn't mean you have a healthy, functioning relationship. I bought it for my best friend’s husband for Xmas – he hasn’t watched the programme, isn’t interested in fishing, but really enjoyed the book.

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