An Angler's Journey from Source to Sea
An angler's journey around Britain's rivers and waterways, showing how nature reflects the themes in all our lives
'Kevin Parr knows how to fish, how to read a river and how to write. A book that flows like a river' Chris Yates, author of Out of the Blue
Rivers Run is a love letter to Britain’s rivers and waterways by well-known angler and naturalist Kevin Parr. On a journey around his favourite watery hideaways – such as the River Stour in Dorset, the Exe in Devon, the Avon in the Midlands and Parrs Pool in Shropshire – the author shares the thoughts and insights that bubble up while sitting peacefully by the riverside, watching the world go by and waiting for the fish to bite.
Each river that he visits has played a central part in his own development as both an angler and a person, and reflects the ways in which landscape, wildlife and plants mirror the themes that flow through all our lives. Rivers Run is a delightful yet profound philosophical and poetic examination of water, of the fish that live within it, the nature that surrounds it and how human life is intrinsically linked to its flow.
“Kevin Parr knows how to fish, how to read a river and how to write. A book that flows like a river”
Chris Yates, author of Nightwalk
“a moving treatise on the way we deal with the dark things that life throws at us”
BBC Countryfile Magazine
“[Parr] writes beautifully...gentle, often elegaic...There is much pleasure to be taken from this book”
Tom Fort, Gamefisher
“Like all the best nature writers, Kevin is a master of the landscape. He pulls at the edges of your understanding to reveal a hidden world and then weaves his reflections and insights together in this celebration of a life lived with the wild”
Dan Kieran, author of The Idle Traveller
“'I very much enjoyed this book...thoughtful and interesting.'”
Mark Avery, author of Inglorious