London’s Lost Rivers Volume 2 is the long-awaited follow-up to Volume 1, which was first published in 2010. The new volume features walks along nine more of London’s fascinating network of buried rivers, tracing the impressions they have left on our city. These walks are guaranteed even stranger and more obscure, tracking barely-remembered rivers such as the Black Ditch, the Bollo Brook, and the Cock and Pye Ditch while also following the marginally better known – the Falcon Brook, Hackney Brook, the Moselle, Stamford Brook and more.
“The shades of Sinclair, Sebald & Self cluster thick & fast in this remarkable exercise in Gonzo archaeology.” – Alex Diggins, The Clearing
And a new, thoroughly revised edition of London’s Lost Rivers Volume 1 is also available, incorporating all the changes that have happened to London and its rivers since it was first published in 2010.
Shadows and reflections 2019
Looking back on the past year for Caught by the River, featuring everything good about a dark year including theatre magic, East Anglia and the magus Mark Pilkington.
Lockdown theatre: I, Peaseblossom / I, Banquo
Two contrasting, brilliant pieces from the perspective of overlooked Shakespearian characters: my reviews of Tim Crouch’s I, Peaseblossom and I. Banquo as seen on Vimeo.
Lockdown listening: Thirty Pounds of Bone and Philip Reeder – Still They
This recording develops the long tradition of folk songs about the sea by making familiar songs strange: my review for The Quietus of the new album from Thirty Pounds of Bone.