The Caught by the River Book of the Month: February

2 February 2016 // Books

Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places by Anna Pavord (Bloomsbury, hardback. 272 pages, illustrated) Review by Sue Brooks. From my home on the Herefordshire/Gloucestershire border on a fine day, I can see the Black Mountains where Anna Pavord was born and grew up. The conical peak of the Sugar Loaf, the wooded gullies of the lower […]

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Pete Fowler’s Decades of Lead

31 January 2016 // Art //Books

We’re very excited to share the news that our good pal Pete Fowler is raising funds for his first book. Featuring hairy synth players, mythical galleons, battered sneakers and bizarre monsters, Decades of Lead will collate the best of Pete’s sketchbooks from the past 25 years. The book is currently being funded over at Unbound, […]

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Orison for a Curlew by Horatio Clare

26 January 2016 // Birds //Books

Orison for a Curlew by Horatio Clare Little Toller, hardback, 104 pages. Out now. Review by Sue Brooks In a previous book (A Single Swallow, 2009) Horatio Clare described himself as a romantic…by which I meant that I believed in the powers of life, beauty and art to bring miracles out of everyday existence. He […]

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The Sacred Combe by Simon Barnes

24 January 2016 // Books

The Sacred Combe: A Search for Humanity’s Heartland by Simon Barnes Bloomsbury, hardback, 240 pages. Out now. Review by Ceri Levy What is a combe? Well, it’s a valley, possibly a magical valley and most likely unknown to many. It could be an actual location hidden within the world but it could be somewhere we […]

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Parkland Walk With Steinbeck

15 January 2016 // Books //Walking

Words and pictures: Paul Dietrich. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck is an account of a road trip the author undertakes across the US with his pet poodle, whose name informs the title. It begins with a description of the restless spirit – the want for wandering we feel from youth and suffer from into […]

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