The Caught by the River Book of the Month: June

11 June 2017 // Books //Walking

An extract from Ghosts on the Shore by Paul Scraton, which is our Book of the Month for June What we know: The journey east began by walking west, back to the Priwall ferry for the short trip across the water to Travemünde. At first I walked the sands, aiming at the tower of the […]

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The Clough

9 June 2017 // Books //Miscellany

A short story by Joe Devlin. Pictures by David Mackintosh. Before we start, let us stop, at the church for a piss. I am sure there are outdoor toilets on the consecrated grounds. I took my woolly winter hat off, as a mark of respect. Parish notices tacked to the board in the wooden shack, […]

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Roger Deakin on Swimming

4 June 2017 // Books

Vintage’s upcoming ‘Minis’ series is a new range of short books celebrating the publisher’s extensive backlist. It sees twenty of the world’s greatest writers exploring themes such as birth, death, drinking, working, and language. The following extract comes from Swimming, Roger Deakin’s contribution to the series: When you swim, you feel your body for what […]

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Dexter Petley Longlisted for The Wainwright Prize

2 June 2017 // Books //Fishing

We’re pleased as punch that Dexter Petley, who’s been contributing to the site from the very start, has been longlisted for this year’s Wainwright Prize for his book Love Madness Fishing, which we released in conjunction with Little Toller last year. The Wainwright Prize seeks to reward the best writing on the outdoors, nature and […]

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Folk Horror

27 May 2017 // Books //Film/TV

Adam Scovell is a writer and filmmaker who is currently studying for a PhD in music and philosophy at the University of Liverpool. He has been contributing to this site since 2015. His new book, Folk Horror has just been published. Here’s an exclusive extract: Threescore and ten I can remember well: Within the volume […]

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