Richard King writes: I have just delivered the draft for my next book ‘Original Rockers’ which is based on my experiences of working in an independent record shop. As I dredged my memory, I was reminded of the customers who would bring valuable records to the counter and ask for ‘a shampoo and set’. I […]
Terminal Chancer – Silver Seasons, Atlantic Salmon By James Gilbraith, (£14.99 The Guild of Reason) Review by Jon Berry Atlantic salmon. Rainbow trout. Shaun Ryder. LSD. Apocalypse Now. A crazy-as-crazy-gets friend called Lamont. Shrimp-head balaclavas. An unlikely mix, but Gilbraith’s Terminal Chancer is an unlikely book. It is rare for authors to mention, as Gilbraith’s […]
This beautifully illustrated book by River Cottage writer and celebrated natural historian John Wright, shines a clarifying light on the Latin names which describe our natural world. Coating his findings with a thick layer of wit, Wright asks questions like ‘why is an attractive yellow flower a dirty old man?’, whilst tracing the beauty and […]
Celebrating The Living Mountain, Nan Shepherd’s love letter to the Cairngorms. With Robert Macfarlane and Sheena Blackhall.
The final Caught by the River Social Club of 2014 took place at The Queen’s Head public house, London W1 last Wednesday. Malcolm Anderson was on hand to take photographs. Thanks to everyone for coming, speakers and listeners alike – with mention of the two of the guests that haven’t made the gallery but played […]