It was supposed to be secret: a boat trip held by the notorious Sex Pistols – high in the charts with ‘God Save The Queen’ – on the evening of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. My friend Steven Lavers told me about it on the day. I was determined to go, so I called up the […]
An extract from 13 by Laura Barton Taken from Caught by the River: A Collection of Words on Water We grew up in thrall to the Leeds-Liverpool canal. One hundred and twenty-seven miles long, a spectacular feat of engineering, begun in 1770, and completed in 1816, at a cost of more than £1 million, it […]
“When the north wind blew across the fens in the first months, the shallow flood would freeze readily, and night-time has always been favoured by ice-skaters because the ice is harder, faster, and more romantic.” Saw these gorgeous shots of the frozen fens posted on the Guardian website yesterday and immediately thought of the beautiful […]
John Richardson’s lino-cuts from ‘Words on Water’ join the hall of fame over at the Londonist website.
Afternoon chaps, Caught by the River was in Sunday’s Independent! It was on their ‘Critical List’ pages – which is the ‘what’s hot in the Arts this week’ section. Each week they get their favourite independent book retailers to recommend their favourite books in a Top Ten Hitlist. Caught by the River was in Sunday’s […]