The Thames: Sacred River Part 2
The Working River Abridged edition [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
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Thames: Sacred River Part 2 by Peter Ackroyd
Book DescriptionThe Thames has been a highway, a frontier and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. "Thames: Sacred River" explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, bestselling author of "London: The Biography", tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries. In part two, "The Working River", we discover the wherries, barges and bridges, the industries, lawmakers and lawbreakers who form the life of the river.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846570520
(125mm x 143mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.
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