We’re pretty bloody delighted to be able to announce that we’re publishing Neil Sentance’s Water and Sky: Voices from the Riverside, our first original title in May. After a couple of fantastic compendiums (Words on Water and On Nature), this book is an original by a longtime Caught by the River contributor; and that’s being published in association with the ever-brilliant Little Toller. Lauded by Robert Macfarlane as ‘a marvellous and haunting sequence’, the book revisits Neil’s native Lincolnshire riverlands and fields, farms and market towns, to explore the history of his family and the landscape which shaped them. It’s not a lament for a lost world. It’s a story peopled by characters forgotten by history, celebrating the countryside with a rare combination of lyricism and muddy realism. Illustrated by the mighty Jonathan Gibbs, Water and Sky comes with a foreword by Richard Benson, author of The Farm, one of the books that set the three of us down this path all those years ago. Here’s to the first of many.
Water and Sky is available to pre-order from the Caught by the River shop now. The first 100 pre-orders will be signed by the author.