A Collection of Words on Water

A Collection of Words on Water

A Collection of Words on Water

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Our first ever book, published back in 2009.

From the Thames to the Telford, the Wear to the Wellsbourne; from canoe adventures to ice-skating, from angling to day-dreaming, Caught by the River's friends and contributors take you on a journey down some of our most famous waterways.

Funny, surprising, delightful and poignant, they all share one thing - a passion for the rivers of Britain and Ireland. The result is a uniquely modern take on an age-old writing tradition - a rock 'n' rock nature book.

The authors, many acclaimed and the rest soon to be, each contribute to a collection of writing as varied and unexpected as the rivers themselves. This evocative anthology of the best new nature writing is presented in a collection of essays on some of our favourite rivers, covering the entire length of the country.

Contributors include Gavin Pretor-Pinney who retraces a canoe trip his grandfather made 60 years ago, Roger Deakin writes about the history of ice skating in the fens, Jon Savage describes a trip down the Thames with the Sex Pistols, Irvine Welsh recounts the courtship rituals witnessed by the River Forth, plus there are many more contributors including Alice Oswald, Bill Drummond, Edywn Collins & Grace Maxwell, John Niven, Jarvis Cocker, Kathryn Williams, Laura Barton and Chris Yates to name a few.