UFO Drawings from the National Archives

10 October 2017 // Books

UFO Drawings from the National Archives by David Clarke (Four Corner Irregulars, hardback, 128 pages. Published 18 October and available to preorder here) Review by Mathew Clayton Holy Moly. The Clarke brothers are in the Mid Sussex Times. It’s 1979, I am 11 years old and my two school friends have spotted a UFO flying […]

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The Caught by the River Book of the Month: October (2 of 2)

4 October 2017 // Books

Melissa Harrison reviews The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris — our second Book of the Month for October — along with Emma Mitchell’s Making Winter: A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months Sometimes, when it comes to the natural world, words aren’t enough; and sometimes there aren’t enough […]

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Pint by the River: 20th Century Pub

3 October 2017 // Books

20th Century Pub: From Beer House to Booze Bunker by Jessica Boak & Ray Bailey (The Homewood Press, paperback, 256 pages. Out now and available here) Review by Ben McCormick As a callow and hugely impressionable 16-year-old, I accompanied five older boys on a pub crawl in my hometown of Oldham for one of the […]

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Audubon, On the Wings of the World

26 September 2017 // Birds //Books

Audubon, On the Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau, translated by Etienne Gilfillan and with illustrations by Jérémie Royer (Nobrow Press, hardback, 184 pages. Out now and available here) Review by Ceri Levy Audubon, On the Wings of the World is a remarkable graphic novel by Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer, which tells the […]

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Critical Critters

12 September 2017 // Books

Critical Critters by Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy (Bloomsbury Natural History, hardback, 216 pages with 100 remarkable colour paintings. Out now and available here.) Review by Kurt Jackson This book is as mad as a box of snakes or a barrel-load of monkeys. It’s a glorious big colourful splendid bonkers book about that extraordinary diversity […]

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