The Stream by Brian Clarke

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This book has achieved the unique distinction of winning both the Authors Club award for first best novel - one of the UK's major fiction prizes - and the BP Natural World Book Prize, Britain's top award for enviromental literature and a prize that had previously always gone to non - fiction work. The story explores the great enviromental issues facing 21st century man, including, ultimately, the issue of his own survival, by following in microscopic close-up what happens when a group of human beings leading everyday lives, inadvertantly begins to stress the wild creatures living around them. 'Devastatingly effective … ought to be required reading.’The Times' Magically wrought … a parable for our times.'The Sunday Times' The most significant book of its kind I have read since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.’ David Arnold Forster, Chief Executive, English Nature

About Brian Clarke

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Brian Clarke is the author of the renowned "The Trout and the Fly," which revolutionized fly fishing.
Published April 15, 2001 by Swan Hill Press. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A British fishing and wilderness travel writer turns to fiction to deliver the bad news about what exactly happens when a small, rural stream and its environs undergo industrial development.

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The creatures of a pristine valley stream struggle against the changes wrought by the construction of an industrial park in Clarke's debut novel, which documents the deterioration of a rural ecosystem in poignant detail.

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