• "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"