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The Best of BB

The best of BB brings together in one volume some of the best writing and illustration by Denys Watkins-Pitchford - better known as BB. This edition has a larger typeface and improved layout from the original which was published to celebrate BB's eightieth birthday in 1985.

This beautiful anthology contains extracts from all his books for adults, and few short extracts from this timeless children's books as well.

From stories of wild-fowling in the far north of Scotland to night fishing for carp in dark Midland pools, from his famous books about the white goose, Manka the Sky Gipsy, to the Little Grey Men (winner of the Carnegie Medal) there is something here for everyone who loves the British countryside and its wildlife.

Author: BB
Illustrator: Denys Watkins-Pitchford
ISBN: 978 1 906122 12 6
Published: January 1985
Latest edition: September 2010
No. of pages: 320
73 scraperboard illustrations
Price: £6.75

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Reviewed in Waterlog Online in September 2010

'Demonstrate(s) the breadth of BB's writing to perfection.'

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