The River Runs Uphill. Robert Aickman.

The River Runs Uphill

Tartarus Press:
North Yorkshire: 2014
First printing, Hardcover, Limited edition, New in dust jacket,
290 pp.


This edition limited to 350 copies. “The River Runs Uphill is largely an account of the first few years of the Inland Waterways Association, the campaigning organisation founded by Aickman, his wife Ray, and Angela and L.T.C. Rolt in 1946, up to the Market Harborough Festival of Boats and Arts in 1950, and the publication of We Are For the Dark with Elizabeth Jane Howard in 1951. It is a story of some adventure and romance, with Aickman casting himself in the role of knight errant, spending the greater part of twenty years fighting for the cause, often battling divergent interests and dissenting personalities in his own organisation. Aickman’s fascinating views and opinions are given a thorough airing in The River Runs Uphill, and we are presented with a more informed view of the author as a formidable campaigner and leader.” #53894

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