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Thames : the biography / Peter Ackroyd.


In Thames: the Biography, Ackroyd writes about connections between the Thames and such historical figures as Julius Caesar and Henry VIII, and offers memorable portraits of the ordinary men and women who depend on the river for their livelihoods. He visits all the towns and villages along the river, from Oxfordshire to London, and describes the magnificent royal residences, as well as the bridges and docks, locks and weirs, found along its 215-mile run. The Thames as a source of artistic inspiration comes brilliantly to life as Ackroyd invokes Chaucer, Shakespeare, Turner, Shelley, and other writers, poets, and painters who have been enchanted by its many moods and colors.--From publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 9780385526234 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0385526237 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 481 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S. of America
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2007.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain as Thames: sacred river by Chatto & Windus, London, in 2007"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-449) and index.
Subject: Thames River (England) > History.
London (England) > History.

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