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An Angler's Journal: A lifetime's fishing told in 52 tales

An Angler's Journal: A lifetime's fishing told in 52 tales

By John Tomsett

Published 19 Oct 2020

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How many of your fishing trips can you recall in any real detail? How often do you wish you had kept a note of what you caught, when you caught it and exactly how much that huge carp weighed on the scales? In his Angler's Journal, John Tomsett offers you the opportunity to keep a record of your angling adventures whilst being entertained by 52 tales from his fishing life. From watching his dad hook a reluctant chub, to catching a trout with his own son - via a near death experience trawling for tuna on the Indian Ocean - Tomsett explores the thrills and disappointments of a lifetime spent fishing. Tomsett's writing captures the camaraderie of fishing with friends and the tranquillity of angling alone. His tales brim with philosophical reflections and describe precisely what it feels like when you're battling a decent fish intent on throwing the hook. This is an absorbing, beautifully illustrated book, which will ensure you can always remember what it felt like on that day, long ago, when you struck into a fish bigger than you could ever have imagined.
John Tomsett taught for 33 years in state schools and was a teaching secondary headteacher for 18 years. He writes a blog called This Much I Know and has written extensively about school leadership.

He has published nine books: Love Over Fear: creating a culture for truly great teaching; Mind Over Matter: improving mental health in our schools; Putting Staff First: a blueprint for revitalising our schools (with Jonny Uttley); An Angler's Journal; Cognitive Apprenticeship in Action (editor); Huh: curriculum conversations between subject and senior leaders; Primary Huh: curriculum conversations with subject leaders in primary schools; Primary Huh 2: primary curriculum leadership conversations; and SEND Huh: curriculum conversations with SEND leaders (all with Mary Myatt).

John is currently working on his next book with Mary, called Alternative Provision Huh: curriculum conversations with AP leaders. He maintains that the best thing for our students is that our teachers are happy, healthy, well-qualified, highly motivated, hard-working, well-trained experts. Consequently, he believes we should put staff first. He is now engaged in supporting the next generation of school leaders and teachers.
  • Author John Tomsett
  • ISBN 9781913622329
  • No. of Pages 164
  • Format Hardback
  • Publication Date 19 Oct 2020