My House of Sky: the life of J. A. Baker

25 July 2017 // Books

J. A. Baker’s The Peregrine, much loved by our readers and contributors alike, is considered one of the most influential nature books of the twentieth century. Hailed by Robert Macfarlane as “a masterpiece of the literature of place”, The Peregrine is treasured and acclaimed by many, yet very little has emerged about its author since […]

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Tickling Fish

15 July 2017 // Books //Fishing

On this, the first anniversary of the death of the venerable Peregrine Eliot, we wanted to share his contribution to our first book, A Collection of Words on Water, published back in 2009. We’ll be raising a glass to the good man’s legacy in just under two weeks’ time, when we get on down at […]

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The Wolves of Currumpaw

14 July 2017 // Books

When Max Porter declares something “an instant classic”, we reckon you’d be daft to ignore him. These were the words he used to describe The Wolves of Currumpaw, a terrific book which we, in turn, have fallen in love with. Here, along with a brief Q&A, is a selection of sketches by the book’s artist/author […]

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An extract from As Kingfishers Catch Fire

10 July 2017 // Birds //Books

An extract from As Kingfishers Catch Fire, by Alex Preston and Neil Gower. (Corsair, hardback, 280 pages. Published 17 July and available to preorder here.) You don’t watch barn owls, you encounter them. It was a cold, clear February afternoon and Neil and I were walking back from Camber Castle across the mudflats of Rye […]

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The Caught by the River Book of the Month: July

5 July 2017 // Books

Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile by Adelle Stripe (Wrecking Ball Press, paperback, 182 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Anna Wood There was a period in the mid 80s when estates and the working classes were getting something like their due in mainstream culture. Some of them were fairly fancy estates, like […]

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