Unbelievable! A Working Country Life


Book Details

Weight 0.382 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.8 × 1.1 cm

Hardback (Cloth) – With Printed Jacket

ISBN (Hardback)




Page Extent


Page Size

A5 Portrait (210×148mm)


Chalk Stream Books

About The Author

Victoria Walsh

Victoria Walsh

Victoria Walsh is a writer with a passion for people stories, community and the countryside.

A community relations professional and linguist by background, Victoria has always enjoyed writing, and engaging with people from all walks of life.
Originally a city girl, Victoria moved to Wiltshire in 2015, fell in love with the countryside and rediscovered her creative side.

It was there too that she met Martin Aris, river keeper for the stretch of the River Avon that runs past her house, and now the unforgettable subject of Unbelievable! A Working Country Life.

Find out more at:
victoriawalshwrites.com, and
vicwalshwrites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

People love books about the countryside, but why do they all tend to be about posh people or the life cycle of the lapwing? Introducing Martin Aris, a working-class farmer, river keeper and mischief-maker, from the Cotswolds and Wiltshire. Martin is a proper country bloke who tells it like it is. Unbelievable! – his illustrated biography and thoughts on nature and life – does feature lovely lapwings etc, but also poaching and punch-ups. Plus, forget the Queen’s English: this is written in Martin’s Cots-Wilts accent, embellished with expletives. Unbelievable! will make you laugh out loud and reflect on a life well lived.