Caught by the Stort

24 December 2010 // Miscellany

An occasional correspondence from Angela Lambert: The weather has been too bad even for a head-down, collar-up trudge, but this morning I decided it was time to strike out along the riverbank. I want to make a willow wreath and decorate the front door. I’ve seen several beautiful ones in magazines and newspapers. I got […]

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Richardson in Zanderland

23 December 2010 // Richardson in Zanderland

‘Words on Water’ illustrator, John Richardson, has upped sticks and moved east. Here’s how he’s getting on: A letter from Zanderland: In the Deep Midwinter It’s cold. Bloody cold. The penetrating Fenland wind was described by an angler I met as a ‘lazy wind, it can’t be bothered to go round you so it just […]

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Pint by the River

22 December 2010 // Pint/Cake

By Roger Clapham This feels almost like some sort of guilty confession or worse still that I’m doing someone’s advertising for them, but this year I found some really good beer in a surprising place – Marks & Spencers. I was never a big fan of M&S – as a child I’d be dragged in […]

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A Poem for the Winter Solstice

21 December 2010 // Poetry

by Katherine Venn Cam Ceiliog Welsh for ‘cockerel’s step’, a local name for the Winter Solstice Draw up the darkness, pull it round yourself; let winter settle as the light’s door closes, narrows to the soft, unwinking gaze of just one bright eye. Rest. The path before you has been marked: trust that the light […]

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Last Orders Please

19 December 2010 // Shop

illustration by Edward Ardizonne, from ‘The Local’, published by Little Toller books and on sale in the Caught by the River shop, priced £15.00 Andrew, Robin & I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made a purchase from the shop this year, either on-line or from the market at The […]

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