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The Fisherman Who Never Fished

Crail resident Tony Kingsbury has joined forces with singer, comedian and veteran of Countdown’s Dictionary Corner Richard Digance to write a book called The Fisherman Who Never Fished.

The story is set in Crail in 1889. It is the tale of the hapless Hector – The Fisherman Who Never Fished. Find out why in this amusing book about the superstitions of the local 19th century fisherfolk.

Tony’s book started life on a sunbed in the Dordogne and almost immediately found its way into a dusty drawer. It was only when Richard Digance encouraged Tony to do something with it that it got finished. Portrait artist Tracey Hollis has contributed some beautiful drawings.

Much of the historical material came from the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther and the Anstruther Lifeboat Station. The latter is, purely by chance, the subject of Tony’s second book to be published by the RNLI later in the summer – a history of the station in its 150th year.

This book started life as a fun story for children but will be suitable for all ages from 9 to 90.

Tony will be signing copies of the book at Crail Museum on Monday April 6th 2-4pm      

For more information call 01333 450572