Titles

The Series will have 16 titles when it is complete. As at September 2019, two books are published and available to order; one is in final draft (uploaded to this website, less illustrations yet to be completed); five are in penultimate draft, awaiting illustrations, and eight are in first draft (text and illustrations).

Drying Up” • River Friend Series BOOK 1 • ISBN 978-1-9162096-1-9 Paperback 44pp.
“What is the worst that can happen to a river? That it vanishes, and all its life vanishes with it.”
Keywords: RIVERS; FRESH WATER; DRYING UP; RIVER FRIEND SERIES; SYLVIA HASLAM; TINA BONE; AQUATIC PLANTS; WATER PLANTS
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STREAM STORY I: A Riveting Riverscape—River Brue, Somerset • River Friend Series BOOK 2 • 978-1-9162096-0-2 Paperback 52pp
“The Somerset River Brue rises beyond the Somerset Levels from the Mendip Hills to the Wiltshire Downs and southwards, and flows west to the Bristol channel. A fascinating, and unique, riverscape.”
Keywords: RIVER BRUE;SOMERSET LEVELS;GLASTONBURY; TOR;FENS; PEAT;RIVERS;FRESH WATER;DRYING UP;RIVER FRIEND SERIES;SYLVIA HASLAM;TINA BONE;AQUATIC PLANTS;WATER PLANTS
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A PROLOGUE TO THE SERIES: Plant identification and Glossary of Terms: 1. How to Recognise Water Plants; 2. Glossary of Riverine and Riparian terms used in the Series; 3. Selective Bibliographical References and Further Reading.
A link to an incomplete draft is on this website, for initial reference. It will also be available as a published printed book once the script and illustrations are done.
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keywords for book 1 drying up, rivers; fresh water; drying up; river friend series; sylvia haslam; tina bone; aquatic plants; water plants, water usage, abstraction, drainage systems, managing obstructions to water flow, ponds of village and field, slowing water flow, moving water about, drying up, discussion, england’s largest wetlands, shallow rivers, ox bow lakes, canalised, pool and riffle pattern, flooded caves, peat, limestone, oligotrophic forest stream, surface draining of the land, cloys, banks, ditch, brook, ober water hampshire, livestock ponds, flash flood, fierce flow, lowering water level, river kennet, river savant, desalinisation, stream diverted, foxton stream, southern chalk streams, river test, ranunculus, water crowfoot, john constable, river avon at salisbury, chalk stream, houghton fishing club, river chelmer, river cam, lost species, irrigation, wasting water, lost streams, shallow death, importance of water depth for aquatic plants, norfolk broads, somerset levels and moors
keywords for book 2 river brue, river brue; somerset levels; glastonbury; tor;fens; peat; rivers; fresh water; drying up; river friend series; sylvia haslam; tina bone; aquatic plants; water plants, history and topography, wetlands, riverscape of the river brue, malta, tributaries, products, fishing, mills, pollution, river vegetation, somerset levels, mendip hills, wiltshire downs, bristol channel, river alham, avalon, puriton armamants, abbot’s fish house, cold harbour, river axe, murder and mayhem in the peatlands, riveting riverscape, william of malmesbury, joseph of arimathea, sweet track causeway, lake village, exmoor, dartmoor, bridgwater, ice age, severn valley, raised bog, reed swamp, meare pool, river tiger, romans, salt pans, cold harbour, channel, rhyne, burton, highbridge, domesday book, brewham, barge, wharf, old mill, oxford clay, limestone, stepping stones, royal mint, king canute, combe brook, lydford, market place, baltonsborough, glastonbury abbey, turnpike roads, dissolution, panborough gap, mark causeway, fish house at meare, abbots fish house, south drain, river parrett, gold corner, pumping station, huntspill river, waterfront, tidal, under drainage, river pitt, river sheppey, chilcote stream, st andrews spring, st andrews risings, bishop beckynton, dean of wells, bishops palace, millstream, cathedral, street drainage, packhorse bridge, clapper bridge, fish, reeds, rushes, osiers, reed, otter, beaver, staunch, magna carta, river vegetation, distribution of aquatic plants, floating plants, submerged plants, submergents, unique riverscape