Caught by the River

A Travelling Museum of Finds

30th May 2020

Lisa Woollett is a beachcomber, mudlark and collector of found objects. You may already be familiar with her book Sea Journal, published in 2016 and much-loved by us. Her next book Rag and Bone — which traces the story of our rubbish, and, through it, our history of consumption — is published by John Murray in July.

Lisa writes: “Following the launch of Rag and Bone, I would have been at festival and bookshop events this summer, sometimes accompanied by a ‘Travelling Museum of Finds’. Halfway between a print setter’s cabinet and a suitcase, this will [have contained] beachcombing and mudlarking finds collected while writing the book.”

Whilst these in-real-life plans have been put on hold, Lisa has set up an interim virtual version of the Travelling Museum, in the form of a blog — “a show-and-tell of lost and discarded objects” which you can visit here.

We already adore Rag and Bone and are excited to share more about it closer to publication, but in the meantime, you can pre-order a copy here.