Annalisa Barbieri

Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women

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Books: What the world's been waiting for

Annalisa Barbieri tries fashion books for size and is delighted with the definitive paean to nylon

Travel: She who dares, dines

Beneath the glassy surface of Loch Crinan lurks a beast: the silent, mantled scallop. To eat them you have to meet them...

Fishing: Cast-iron route to success

IT WAS just 24 hours after my marathon fishing day on the Tweed, that I wrote of in my last column. And only the promise of being able to fish the dry fly for perhaps the last time this year got me out of the house and by the water's edge again. My shoulders ached and my hands were clenched in a permanent rod-holding position.

Fishing: Why I will not allow myself to eat salmon again

LAST YEAR I wrote about salmon, my most favourite fish of all (living, not dead). I said that it was facing extinction and that I would not eat salmon, wild or farmed, ever again unless I had caught it on a rod and line myself and it had had a fair fight. Since then, I have refined this to not killing one ever, unless it was so badly injured that returning it to the water would be crueller than priesting it, ergo I will never eat salmon again.

Fishing: Trout left hiding in the shade

Annalisa Barbieri on Fishing

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You can't buy your favourite cleanser on the internet - yet. But you can browse in peace and there are tips galore. ANNALISA BARBIERI goes surfing

Photography: Just look what I've found

Annalisa Barbieri on the art of curating a treasure-chest of 1960s photography by the great Ron Traeger

Back to school: I wanted to study science, they taught me to cook

In 1977 Annalisa Barbieri went to Kathryn Blair's new school. The absence of boys did not mean she got a good education

Fishing: Investigating salmon and the scent of a woman

Annalisa Barbieri on Fishing
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