Silt Road: The Story of a Lost River

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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: the Jacobean maverick with an Arcadian irrigation dream, the sanitary inspector planning social emancipation, the libertine aristocrat who drew naked women in ornate lakes and flower beds. In Silt Road miller's riot, chairmakers die of fever, men dream of fish.

In this moving elegy to a disappearing natural world Charles Rangeley-Wilson brings the history of the English landscape vividly to life.

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Author: Wilson Rangeley
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The story of a quest to find a hidden river, which uncovers our vanished wilderness and the history of an English landscape lost from view. From the author of 'The Accidental Angler'. 'A work of extraordinary power and resonance' Melissa Harrison, 'Financial Times'

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"A rich dowsing-out of a lost river and its stories; a passionate pursuit of landscape ghosts." (Robert MacFarlane)

"A work of extraordinary power and resonance" (Melissa Harrison Financial Times)

"Passionate, persuasive and personal…it is an elegy to a fascinating world of which many of us have lost sight" (Anthony Sattin Sunday Times)

"Superb book… Its story is an acute example of the criminal disregard our nation has had for these remarkable rivers" (Mark Lloyd BBC Countryfile)

" Silt Road is that rare ting: a book that is able to marry exacting research with imaginative fluency, told in language as pliant and revealing as water" ( Earthlines)

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