Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Caught By The River's Many Books Of The Month by Little Toller
This month, the Caught by the River / Rough Trade, Book of the Month, is not just one title but many. In fact, it should really be called 'Independent Publisher of the Month'. This title goes to Little Toller Books, of Dorset, in recognition of their ever consistent skills at digging the crates for the best in British writing about nature and rural life. All titles from their catalogue will be on the shelf, including revived classics such as WNP Barbellion's The Journal of a Disappointed Man (described by our reviewer as, "Sometimes suggesting Sir Peter Scott collaborating with the Manic Street Preachers’ Richey Edwards, The Journal Of A Disappointed Man is one of the most remarkable books in the history of nature-themed non-fiction" ), The Local, a beauty of a book by Edward Ardizzone and Maurice Gorham looking at London pubs on the eve of the Second World War in words and pictures, and the newly reissued Caught by the River favourite, Sweet Thames Run Softly by Robert Gibbings (with a brand new introduction by Luke Jennings).
More reviews on Little Toller titles here.
There's also still a very limited number of Caught By The River's very first printed fanzine 'An Antidote To Indifference' for sale upon their dedicated shelf here in the shop.