Thames Sacred River

Paperback (07 Aug 2008) | English

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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 swim in the river and the boats that ply 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099422556
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.2
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 490
Weight: 696g
Height: 233mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 38mm