Caught By The River

Caught By The River Pitched as an antidote to the modern slavery of Blackberry s mobiles etc Jon Savage s memoir of navigating the pre gentrification Docklands with Derek Jarman is a highlight while poignant pieces ab

  • Title: Caught By The River
  • Author: Jeff Barrett Robin Turner Andrew Walsh
  • ISBN: 9781844036677
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pitched as an antidote to the modern slavery of Blackberry s, mobiles etc, Jon Savage s memoir of navigating the pre gentrification Docklands with Derek Jarman is a highlight, while poignant pieces about epic canoe trips, ice skating through the Fens and innumerable idyllic tributaries constitute an extended billet doux to the landscapes and idiosyncrasies of the Britis Pitched as an antidote to the modern slavery of Blackberry s, mobiles etc, Jon Savage s memoir of navigating the pre gentrification Docklands with Derek Jarman is a highlight, while poignant pieces about epic canoe trips, ice skating through the Fens and innumerable idyllic tributaries constitute an extended billet doux to the landscapes and idiosyncrasies of the British Isles 4 STARS Mojo magazine From the Thames to the Telford, the Wear to the Wellsbourne from canoe adventures to ice skating, from angling to day dreaming, Caught by the River is an exceptional new take on nature writing Here, the writers take you on a journey down some of our most famous waterways and some of its best kept secrets 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 Contributors include Gavin Pretor Pinney who 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, Irvine Welsh recounts the courtship rituals witnessed by the River Forth, plus there are many contributors including Bill Drummond, Edywn Collins, John Niven, Jarvis Cocker, and Chris Yates to name a few.

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    1. This lovely book was bought for me as a Christmas present from a friend in 2009 and was a perfect bedside table book to dip in and out of. Evolving from the website about angling, music and culture, caughtbytheriver, this is a collection of stories, essays and musings about the varied rivers of Britain. Covering many of the usual suspects, The Severn, The Ouse, The Irvine and The Thames, and quite a few lesser known treasures, this book allows us to while away the hours in the countryside with t [...]

    2. This is a wonderfully warm and engaging collection of stories and memories of rivers and their environs. Contributors include music industry insiders, rubbing shoulders alongside poets, fishermen and sundry flotsam and jetsam.It didn't include my own two favourite rivers: the Duddon, with happy childhood memories, and the Tees with it's unique transporter bridge, surrounded by Blade Runner-esque scenery and grimy, working associations.However there really is something for even the most hard hear [...]

    3. Collection of short stories about British rivers. Features a lot of middle aged musicians like Jarvis Cocker, Edwyn Collins, geezer from Underworld, chap from KLFGreat stuff. Could write one myself.

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