Thames (Paperback)

Peter Ackroyd


Just as Peter Ackroyd's bestselling London is the biography of the city, "Thames: Sacred River" is the biography of the river, from sea to source. Exploring its history from prehistoric times to the present day, the reader is drawn into an extraordinary world, learning about the fishes that swam in the river and the boats that plied its surface; about floods and tides; hauntings and suicides; miasmas and malaria; locks, weirs and embankments; bridges, docks and palaces. Peter Ackroyd has a genius for digging out the most surprising and entertaining details, and for writing about them in the most magisterial prose; the result is a wonderfully readable and captivating guide to this extraordinary river and the towns and villages which line it.

Product Details

  • Product code: AACLF
  • ISBN: 9780099422556
  • Publisher: CCV
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 23.3cm x 15.3cm
  • Pages: 512
  • Publish date: 07/08/2008


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