The Painted Stream –A River Wardens Life.

by ARMSTRONG, Robin. ID No.: 3054

J M  Dent & Sons  London, 1985, 4to,  Illust, 160pp,  Original green cloth binding with d/j.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life. Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author. Obliteration of an owners inscription on fep.    - Fine