• "A work of extraordinary power and resonance"

    Financial Times
  • "Passionate, persuasive and personal…it is an elegy to a fascinating world of which many of us have lost sight"

    Sunday Times
  • "Superb book… Its story is an acute example of the criminal disregard our nation has had for these remarkable rivers"

    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"