RIP: Michael Russell

Michael Russell, who has died in Norfolk aged 86, was a publisher, wit and author, especially notable in the latter capacity for writing the spoof memoir Fly Fishing: Memories of Angling Days (1991), by J R Hartley.

The genesis of the book was a series of television advertisements for the Yellow Pages telephone directory during the 1980s. In them a charming old man searches in vain for J R Hartley’s mythical masterpiece

LINK (via: The Telegraph)

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