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.
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