What begins as a walk away from her troubled past becomes a journey of self-discovery, a pilgrimage in search of people who have chosen to live on the edge of England in this lonely, beautiful waterland. She meets plotholders, houseboat owners and cabin dwellers who are all drawn to the watery margins by an urge to escape the expectations, comforts and costs of twenty-first century life.
About the Author
CAROL DONALDSON is a writer and conservationist. Originally from Essex, she left Britain at nineteen and lived in a trailer while she helped to build houses for Native Americans in Canada. Since 1996 she has worked in wildlife conservation; on the Thames Chase Community Forest, as assistant warden for College Lake reserve near Tring, and running practical conservation volunteer groups to improve Kent's rivers. She lives near the Medway River in Kent, from where she writes and freelances as an environmental consultant.