About this book
Displaying the same qualities as Ackroyd's "London: The Biography", which sold 250,000 copies in paperback, this covers the history of the great river from prehistoric times to the present. With scholarship, wit, discursiveness, narrative and character, it details the art inspired by the Thames, its flora and fauna, geology, myths, trade, weather and more. With something for everyone, it also includes an appendix listing every town from source to sea.
Covers the history of the river of Thames. This book enables the reader to learn about the fishes that swim in the river and the boats that ply on its surface; about floods and tides; hauntings and suicides; miasmas and sewers; locks, weirs and embankments.