Water and Sky is on its way!

26 March 2014 // Books //On Water //Scenes from the Waterside

We’re excited to announce Neil Sentance’s debut book Water and Sky is hot off the press and on its way to us… Our first joint venture with the wonderful Little Toller, it’s published May 1st and you can pre-order it from the Caught by the River shop here. There are still a few signed copies left, with […]

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River Witham: Scenes from the Waterside

23 September 2013 // Scenes from the Waterside

Illustration by Jonathan Gibbs Words by Neil Sentance 1995: North End, part 2 An old hose stood limp by the cattle byre. Past the turnstile gate, the reek of dried manure still hung in the air. How many beasts passed through here during the life of North End farm, their hooves clattering on the broken-brick […]

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River Witham: Scenes from the Waterside

6 September 2013 // Scenes from the Waterside

Illustration by Jonathan Gibbs Words by Neil Sentance 1995: North End, part 1 In the dairy an ancient bulb was hanging from a thin braided cord, rimed in straw dust and casting a buttery half-light. I walked through the main atrium, behind the feed stalls and into an anteroom, remembering how as a small child […]

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River Witham: Scenes from the Waterside

29 May 2013 // Scenes from the Waterside

Illustration by Jonathan Gibbs Words by Neil Sentance 1919: Old Bones The river was still and black. It was late September now and the summer had been packed away with the last of the apples. A fog was skulking in from over the mudstones of the Vale of Belvoir, thin and watery and secluding. Charles […]

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River Witham: Scenes from the Waterside

12 April 2013 // Scenes from the Waterside

Illustration by Jonathan Gibbs By Neil Sentance 1940: The Whistling Soldier George shivered. He had taken again to his bathchair, parked up at the bottom of the garden beneath two drowsy willows on the bank of the river. He hadn’t meant to nod off but the old lung trouble had flared up again and he […]

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