Icebreaker

23 November 2017 // Books

Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North by Horatio Clare (Chatto & Windus, hardback, 224 pages. Out now) Report by Roy Wilkinson No man is an island, but it seems a lot of people would like to be an Icelander. Or, at least, an icelander. All-you-can-eat cruises to Svalbard and South Georgia abound in this era. Such […]

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The Caught by the River Book of the Month: November

22 November 2017 // Birds //Books

My House of Sky: The Life of J.A. Baker by Hetty Saunders (Little Toller, hardback, 148 pages. Out now and available here) Review by Sue Brooks Appropriately for November, reading My House Of Sky has been an act of remembrance: a recounting of the eleven years since The Peregrine entered my life on April 15th […]

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The Old Weird Albion

20 November 2017 // Books

The Old Weird Albion: A Journey Into the Heart of the English South by Justin Hopper (Penned in the Margins, paperback, 250 pages. Out now.) Review by Mathew Clayton When I was a young teenager, I used to go and watch Brighton and Hove Albion play. And although primarily I did go for the football, […]

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Craeft

15 November 2017 // Books

Alexander Langlands’ CRAEFT: How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making, is out now, published by Faber & Faber. Read an extract from the book’s introduction below. I remember the first time I used a scythe. I was in my mid-twenties and, sick of city life, I had taken up the tenancy of a […]

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New York Waterways

9 November 2017 // Books //Photography

New York Waterways, by Susannah Ray, was released last week by Hoxton Mini Press. Find some photos from the book, along with the photographer’s note, below. Walt Whitman, in his 1856 poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”, ecstatically invokes New York City’s waterways. Passionately, deliriously, Whitman calls out to the tides, the gulls, the ferry passengers, the […]

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