Sweet Thames (Paperback)

Matthew Kneale

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In the summer of 1849, cholera threatens the city and the people of London. The authorities send millions of gallons of sewage cascading into the Thames - for many Londoners the only source of drinking water. Joshua Jeavons, a young and idealistic engineer, embarks on an obsessive quest to find the cause of the epidemic. As he labours in a fog of incomprehension, his domestic life is troubled by the baffling coldness of his beautiful bride, Isobella. But when she suddenly disappears, his desperate search for her takes him to a netherworld of slum-dwellers, pickpockets and scavengers of subterranean London.


Product Details

  • Product code: BQJGY
  • ISBN: 9781786496409
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Thu Jul 05 00:00:00 BST 2018
  • Book points: 8

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