Linescapes

5 May 2017 // Books

Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife by Hugh Warwick (Square Peg, hardback, 264 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Sue Brooks Before reading Linescapes, I went back to Chapter 5 in Hugh Warwick’s The Prickly Affair (2008), to enjoy once again the account of a solo trip to China to track down […]

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The Caught by the River Book of the Month: May

4 May 2017 // Books

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers (Bluemoose Books, paperback, 370 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Will Burns For Marx, enclosure was the engine of the cultural, social and economic shift from a feudal agricultural society to an industrial, waged economy. It was both the biggest factor in and signifier of the process […]

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Fish Pond With Roman Road

3 May 2017 // Books

Taken from Springlines: Exploring hidden and mysterious bodies of water, by Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis and Clare Best (Little Toller Books, out now). Words: Alexandra Harris I spent most of my teenage years in a house called Lakeside, which was, in fact, beside a lake. Not that it was our lake: it was owned by the […]

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In Pursuit of In Pursuit of Spring

2 May 2017 // Books //Cycling

Or ‘These roads were not built for bicycles’ A recycled commentary by Cally Callomon With extracts from the poem ‘Roads’ by Edward Thomas. The hill road wet with rain In the sun would not gleam Like a winding stream If we trod it not again. Having smugly voiced my disappointment at a recent new edition […]

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Floating: A Life Regained

20 April 2017 // Books

Joe Minhane’s Floating: A Life Regained is out now in hardback via Duckworth Overlook, and is available here. Fellow wild swimmer Keshia Glover gives it a once-over: Travel has long been deemed therapeutic. It provides challenge and reward, giving the traveller opportunity to grow, learn and heal. Floating — the culmination of Joe Minihane’s ‘Waterlog […]

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