The River: A Love Story, a New Life in the Country, and One Idyllic Year With Otters

The River: A Love Story, a New Life in the Country, and One Idyllic Year With Otters

by PhilippaForrester (Author)


When TV presenter Philippa Forrester first met Charlie, a wildlife cameraman, she thought he was a show-off - and he thought she was arrogant. The second time, despite being hungry, thirsty and trapped in torrential rain aboard the world's most uncomfortable boat, they fell in love. This is the story of their move out of London, deep into the heart of the English countryside. When they impulsively buy an old mill-worker's cottage, they are entranced by its river, teeming with kingfishers, mink and water fowl. But they are overjoyed when they spot an animal long thought to have abandoned the area: an otter, swimming happily past their house. Inspired, they decide to make a film about the otters on their doorstep the same time as having a baby, setting up house, and pursuing their careers. Unsurprisingly, things turn out to be easier said than done. Written with endless charm and real affection, featuring a cast of memorable characters, "The River" is packed with hilarious stories spanning floods, chicken keeping and wildlife watching. The result is sheer delight.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Published: 04 Feb 2010

ISBN 10: 1848092474
ISBN 13: 9781848092471
Book Overview: Published to coincide with a major four-part BBC1 TV series, this is the original story of how Philippa Forrester and her wildlife camerman husband Charlie Hamilton-James met and fell in love.

Media Reviews
A charming story, featuring a cast of memorable characters and hilarious anecdotes to be enjoyed by fans of the countryside LIVERPOOL ECHO A lively story... for those who missed the documentary, the book is even better THIS ENGLAND
Author Bio
Philippa Forrester is known for her wealth of experience on live television, including Tomorrow's World presenting alongside Peter Snow for seven years. In addition she presented the phenomenally successful Robot Wars and many documentaries for the BBC's Natural History Unit and runs a production company 'Halcyon Media' with her husband Charlie Hamilton-James.