A Collection of Words On Water

A Collection of Words On Water

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A Collection of Words On Water

The very first paperback edition of Caught by the River's hugely acclaimed collection of essays on British rivers. Featuring a brand new cover by James Lewis and a new introduction by Charles Rangeley-Wilson.

From the Thames to the Telford, the Wear to the Wellsbourne; from canoe adventures to ice-skating, from angling to day-dreaming, allow our writers take you on journeys down some of our most famous waterways. Funny, surprising, delightful and poignant, they all share one thing - a passion for the rivers of Britain and Ireland. The result is a uniquely modern take on an age old writing tradition - a rock 'n' rock nature book ever.

The authors, many acclaimed and the rest soon to be, each contribute to a collection of writing as varied and unexpected as the rivers themselves.This evocative anthology of the best new nature writing is presented in a collection of essays on some of our favourite rivers, covering the entire length of the country. A diverse collection of authors share their thoughts, experiences and reminiscences on the river that means something special to them: Gavin Pretor-Pinney retraces a canoe trip his grandfather made 60 years ago, Roger Deakin writes about the history of ice skating in the fens, Jon Savage describes a trip down the Thames with the Sex Pistols and Irvine Welsh recounts the courtship rituals witnessed by the River Forth. Additional contributions come from Bill Drummond, Edywn Collins, John Niven, Jarvis Cocker, and Chris Yates, to name but a few.


"A wonderful word-map of Britain's waterways: funny, surprising, passionate and tender. Irvine Welsh on the Black River, Roger Deakin on fen-skating, and Jarvis Cocker on an inflatable dinghy in the River Porter; winter sunsets, rainbows, glistening silver-side salmon, burnt-out cars, sunken shopping trolleys - this is a brilliant book about how rivers run through our modern lives and modern landscapes." - Robert Macfarlane, Spring 2012