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Silt Road

The Story of a Lost River

Charles Rangeley-Wilson



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15 April 2014
The story of an obsession- Charles Rangeley-Wilson goes on a quest to find a hidden river, uncovers our vanished wilderness and the history of an English landscape lost from view At the foot of a chalk hill a stream rises in a silent copse, and is soon lost under the car parks and streets of the town its waters once gave life to. Captivated by the fate of this forgotten stream Charles Rangeley-Wilson sets out one winter's day to uncover its story.

Distilled into the timeless passage of the river's flow, buried under the pavements that cover meadow, marsh and hill he finds dreamers and visionaries, a chronicle of paradises lost or never found, men who shaped the land and its history.
By:   Charles Rangeley-Wilson
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   268g
ISBN:   9780099554660
ISBN 10:   0099554666
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   15 April 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Charles Rangeley-Wilson is an award-winning writer. He is a passionate conservationist, founder of the Wild Trout Trust and the Norfolk Rivers Trust and advisor to WWF on English chalk streams. He is the author of two books of travel and fishing writing, Somewhere Else and The Accidental Angler, which was also televised by the BBC. His other work for BBC includes the critically acclaimed film Fish! A Japanese Obsession. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children.

Reviews for Silt Road: The Story of a Lost River

Captures lyrically the note of melancholy in the English landscape -- Peter Stanford Tablet Through a slightly eclectic mix of historic record and rueful reflection, [Rangeley-Wilson] has crafted a book which joins the elite of angling books; it holds its own among great books, not just angling books Slough Express Sometimes fascinating, often very beautiful, occasionally shocking and sombre. Fans of Robert Macfarlane's Wild Places will love it (5 star review) -- Phoebe Smith Wanderlust A rich dowsing-out of a lost river and its stories; a passionate pursuit of landscape ghosts. -- Robert MacFarlane By turns learned and lyrical, this is a great swirl of a book - luminously well written, and as intriguing as a cabinet of curiosities. -- David Profumo

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