The 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 the third and final part, "Shadows and Depths", Ackroyd turns his attention to the river as a source of pleasure and healing, to the poetry and art that have been inspired by it, to the scenes that mark the end of its journey.
Buy The Thames: Sacred River Part 3 book by Peter Ackroyd from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(125mm x 143mm x 24mm)
Random House Audiobooks
Country of Publication:
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.