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A Pool of Dreams

A Pool of Dreams

A Pool of Dreams

by Tom O'Reilly

A Pool of Dreams is a perfect bedside book of coarse angling essays, beautifully written and illustrated by Tom O’Reilly, with a cover design by Jon Habens. As a hoarder of all things interesting and unique, Tom’s collection of angling paraphernalia doesn’t end with rods and reels. He also collects words, amasses dreams and accumulates thoughts on angling. A Pool of Dreams is a collection of Tom’s fishing related jottings, scribbles and notes from his bank side journals and diaries.

From part of the Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales:

A Pool of Dreams is a reflection of Tom’s rural ideals and his unwavering love for the countryside.Each tale reveals a passion, not only for angling, but for the conservation and care of our lakes and rivers, together with their surrounding flora and fauna. It is so heartening to find these timeless values still alive and appreciated within the pages of A Pool of Dreams.

Tom takes us on a journey through the fishing year, visiting ponds, lakes and rivers to bring us the best each season has to offer. Beginning in the Spring with lighter evenings and birdsong, Tom tells of catching the season’s first carp and tench from the lakes. We consider the plight of the humble eel in Cornwall, and travel to Ireland for pike and rudd. The Summer months reveal hot days and rainy days alike, taking roach and dace from the river, carp from the pond and pike fishing with friends. During the Autumn we find barbel in the river and perch in the lake, and the gentle descent into Winter brings stories of pike and chub, cold dark evenings, and dreams of the coming Spring.

A Pool of Dreams is 120 pages long, 210 x 148mm in dimension, and richly illustrated throughout with Tom’s wonderful ink drawings. This title is available in three different editions, as detailed below, and publication date is October 2011.

Subscribers list…
In addition, all customers who order a copy by 5pm Monday 5th September 2011 will have their name printed in an alphabetical list of subscribers at the back of the book, in the following format:

First Name SURNAME County

Please put the name you wish printed in the ‘Instructions from buyer’ box on your PayPal order. If paying by cheque, please include a note clearly stating the name, or email us. N.B. If you do not wish your name to appear, please let us know.


Limited Cloth Edition:
300 copies only, all signed and numbered by the Author/Illustrator
£26.95

Quarter Leather Bound Edition:

25 copies only, all signed, numbered and hand-bound by Tom O’Reilly. Each copy is edge-gilded, with an oasis goatskin leather spine with spine bands, marble sideboards, marker ribbon and headbands. Each copy also contains a pressed leaf from the famous Redmire Pool Balsam Poplar tree. This edition is finished with gold-tooling detail, and presented in a cloth covered slipcase.
N.B. No 1 of this edition will be auctioned – please see below for more details*.
£125.00

Super Deluxe Leather Bound Edition:

10 copies only, all signed, numbered and hand-bound by Tom O’Reilly. This edition is a very special binding, comprising edge-gilded pages, marble end papers, oasis goatskin leather, spine bands, marker ribbon and headbands. Each copy comes with a unique hand-drawn Tom O’Reilly illustration, which will be signed and dated, and tipped into the book. Each copy also contains a pressed leaf from the famous Redmire Pool Balsam Poplar tree. This edition is finished with gold-tooling detail, and presented in a marble paper covered slipcase. One copy only per customer.
N.B. No 1 of this edition will be auctioned – please see below for more details*.
£350.00


* Bidding for No 1:

We are inviting closed bids for copy No 1 of both Quarter Leather Bound and Super Deluxe Leather Bound Editions, both of which are highly collectable books.

Please email us at info@l-e-p.com with your bid, or write to us at LEP Publishing Ltd, The Old School, Church Street, St Germans, Cornwall, PL12 5LG.

The deadline for all bids is 5pm on Friday 9th September 2011.

N. B. We reserve the right not to sell this book if our reserve price has not been met. We will contact the winning bidder for payment, which must be made via PayPal or cheque within 5 days. If payment is not made within this time, we reserve the right to offer this book to the next highest bidder, or to hold another auction as appropriate.

*The leather bound editions of this book will be made to order, and will take at least four weeks after the publication date to complete.

A Pool of Dreams

Publication date: Oct, 2011
Pages: 120

A Pool of Dreams by Tom O'Reilly
Limited Cloth Edition - 300 copies
£26.95
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A Pool of Dreams by Tom O'Reilly
Quarter Leather Bound Edition only 2 copies left
£125.00
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A Pool of Dreams by Tom O'Reilly
Super Deluxe Leather - 10 copies - One copy only per customer
£385.00
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