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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128914
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

The Girt Pike (Storycuts)


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A touching story of success against the odds, loss, and becoming a legend.

11-year-old Robert is asked by the beautiful Mrs. Rendall to catch the infamous 'Girt Pike' from her pond. Too poor to buy the appropriate fishing rod for the daunting task, Robert fashions his own, proving to himself, Mrs. Rendall and the rest of the village that he is capable of anything. However, it is not all happy endings . . .

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Notwithstanding.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128914
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

About the Author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corellis Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisans Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and two collections of poetry, Imagining Alexandria and Of Love and Desire.

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