The Lavant is an extraordinary river. In historic times man had so altered its course that hardly any part has remained unchanged. In tracing its course, from East Dean to Chichester Harbour, the author also traces its eventful history; recording the sometimes dramatic changes men have made, and why; the way it has affected agriculture, industry and indeed the people. The many buildings on its banks ... mills, pubs, a leper hospital and Roman Walls all add to its history. The work represents a decade of research plus much personal observation in muddy boots.