'Absorbing … [a] magnificent book … beautifully illustrated'
Mail on Sunday
'Surprisingly beautiful and poignant … No matter how humble, each [artefact] is artfully photographed against slimy-green stones or driftwood. Indeed Mudlark’d is both incentive and guide to any budding time traveller'
Jacqueline Riding, The Art Newspaper
'[An] impressively illustrated and researched volume'
Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books
'Lavishly illustrated ... a globally-minded artefact-led exploration of the lives of "forgotten people" from Britain and beyond ... stunning foreshore photography'
World of Interiors
'Take[s] us on a journey of historical imagination … The book is itself a thing of beauty, with handsome illustrations and Matthew Williams-Ellis’s foreshore photographs that help us take off on flights of fancy'
'Highly original and compelling'
'A beautiful new book'
Book and Film Globe
'What a tome! What an attention grasping delight! What an inspiration to don my larkin’ gear and catch the next falling tide! My enthusiasm for the hobby is re-born and I am rejuvenated! … This is a book that deserves, even demands, a thorough browsing on the evening before every future visit you embark on down to the Great River. Buy your copy soon!'
Ted Fletcher, The Searcher
'The perfect reference book'
'An outstanding book from several points of view: a handsome, well-crafted artefact, intelligently designed, printed on tight-weave matte paper rather than tacky gloss paper, written with skilful research and imagination, and garnished with evocative foreshore photographs by Matthew Williams-Ellis … I highly recommend this book'