By the River

by Various Contributors

£9.99

Nature

Paperback

9781914198625

Published by Daunt Books

Published April 2024

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Essays from the Water’s Edge

Twelve writers consider the subject of rivers and how they shape us throughout our lives, demarcating cities as well as moulding our creative consciousness. Tessa Hadley revisits Rumer Godden’s The River; Jo Hamya pays homage to Virginia Woolf; Michael Malay goes nightfishing for eels by the river Severn; and Marchelle Farrell revisits the tropical waterfalls of her childhood home in Trinidad.

Tender and astute, By the River explores the cultural, social and psychological significance of the rivers that run through our societies and our minds, bringing together these twelve contemporary writers in a celebration of water and its transformative qualities.

Contributors

 Niellah Arboine | Amy-Jane Beer | Roger Deakin 

 Marchelle Farrell | Tessa Hadley | Jo Hamya 

Amy Key | Rebecca May Johnson | Michael Malay 

Jamal Mahjoub | Caleb Azumah Nelson | Ellena Savage

‘The small-but-beautiful By The River is another essay collection celebrating rivers and their impact on our collective spirit and how they shape cities.’ Stylist

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