A Place In The Country

28 May 2013 // Books

by Charles Rangeley-Wilson There is an ironic ‘Sebaldian’ poignancy to the line in his own introduction to A Place in the Country, first published in Germany in 1998 and now translated for the first time: “This unwavering affection for Hebel, Keller and Walser was what gave me the idea that I should pay my respects […]

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27 May 2013 // Events

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Holloways: A Shout-Out from Robert Macfarlane

26 May 2013 // Books //On Nature //Photography

“I’ve come to realise, in the eight years since I first wrote about holloways, that many people share my fascination with these sunken lanes, which have been harrowed down into the landscape by the passage of feet and rainwater (and sometimes 4x4s…). People have sent me photographs of the holloways they know, the paintings and […]

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Birding with Peter Cushing

25 May 2013 // Birds //Miscellany

Thanks to Caught by the River reader Dickie Straker for bringing the following to our attention: “This Sunday (26th May) Peter Cushing would have been 100yrs of age. Unbeknown to many he was an avid bird enthusiast and not just the master of horror that we know so well through his wonderful Hammer films. I […]

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24 May 2013 // Miscellany //On Water

Ken Worpole visits the Estuary exhibition which opened last week at the Museum of London Docklands: This is a terrific exhibition: a must for all who love the Thames. Not surprisingly, for a museum based in the capital’s former docklands, the focus of the permanent collection – as well as this bold excursion into the […]

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