Will Millard is a British writer, jungle explorer and BBC presenter. He spent his twenties criss-crossing the forests of remotest West Papua in search of ancient tribal trade routes, before his solo descent of a West African river, and subsequent survival from cerebral malaria was made into an acclaimed series for BBC Radio 4. Last year he lived alongside Aboriginal whale harpooners and subsistence-hunting sea-nomads as part of his maiden television series 'Hunters of the South Seas' for BBC Two. He writes regularly for Geographical, Outdoor Fitness, the Daily Telegraph and Vice magazine, and has taken his enthusiasm for adventure and the planet's most isolated peoples to audiences across the UK.
A wonderfully fluent account of how the strange magic of water and the beings that inhabit it can enchant and intoxicate -- Chris Yates [Will Millard] is a master wordsmith and his first book is a joyful testament to that -- Isabelle Broom * Heat * The writing is sharp and clever (...) I loved all of it and would as happily read it again as I would sit beside the river waiting for the evening rise of trout to begin -- Tom Fort * Literary Review * [Will Millard] writes with a genuine sense of humility (...) humour and reflection -- Kevin Parr * Countryfile * This is post-modern nature writing that embraces beauty where it finds it and marvels at nature's tenacity (...) But there's more here than just fish. This is also a book about growing up, about how to retain a connection with those who raised you while forging your own identity - what to keep and what to discard. And it's about men. The strong surges of emotion that both draw them together and keep them apart, and the shared pastimes which recognise that intimacy and meaning aren't always accompanied by words' -- Olivia Edward * Geographical *