Autumn: an extract from John Lewis-Stempel

27 August 2016 // Books

Dusk is already filling the wood. Across the valley some Duracell jackdaws yap, and yap. There was a storm last night. The floor of the wood is a chaos of crashed branches and downed trunks: a Norse god’s idea of Pick-up-Sticks. Among the fallen is the beech-by-the-stile, the one I touch every day as I […]

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Turning Blue: An Extract

11 August 2016 // Books //Competition

From Turning Blue, out now via Moth. Words: Ben Myers He walks the old Corpse Road. No map marks it as that but that’s what the locals call it. The Corpse Road. It is the long back walk up from town where coffins would be dragged from the coffin-makers to be buried in plots on […]

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Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human

9 August 2016 // Books

Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human by Vybarr Cregan-Reid (Ebury Press, hardback, 352 pages. Out now.) Review by Katharine Norbury In 2015 Vybarr Cregan-Reid, a Reader in English at the University of Kent, was voted teacher of the year by his university’s Union. I can personally vouch for his ability to encourage and lead by […]

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Amy Liptrot wins The Wainwright Prize

7 August 2016 // Books

Amy Liptrot by Brian David Stevens We are over the moon that Amy Liptrot has won this year’s Wainwright Prize for her memoir The Outrun. It’s hard to put into words just how lucky we feel to have been – and to be – involved with such a remarkable person and her story. So rather […]

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The Caught by the River Book of the Month: August

6 August 2016 // Books

Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces 2011-2016 by Stewart Lee (Faber & Faber, paperback, 320 pages. Out now and available here in the Caught by the river shop for the special price of £12.00.) Review by Ben Myers Comedians don’t make it easy for us, the maggoty masses, to love them. Turn on the TV […]

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