In this compilation of short stories and poetry centered on rivers, mountains, and wild locations of great natural beauty, novelist and avid outdoorsman Alan Pilkington shares the memories of the unforgettable times he spent as a young man on the banks of a mountain river outside of Melbourne, Australia.
This is an excerpt from the book's introduction.
“…. If you do not like rivers or the mountains and wild places that spawn them, or trout, or fishing for them, or hunting, or bird dogs, and all the paraphernalia and adventure that goes with them, then this little book may not be for you....I had kept diary notes and written poems and stories about the bush since I was a student at Melbourne University, and this small volume is a collection of some of them. Some of them are serious, some light hearted. Some are fictional; others are simply of memories that have stayed with me. They have been written beside streams and in fishing and hunting camps in Australia, New Zealand, England, The United States and Tanzania….”
Rivers of My Memory will touch anyone with a passion for the wilderness and who have rivers happily entwined in their memories.
Copies of the book may be bought here. If you bring a copy to an NFA member meeting, Alan would be glad to autograph it for you.