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0141018534
Paperback:Estuary : out from London to the sea Estuary : out from London to the sea
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Author: Lichtenstein, Rachel
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 942.1
Category: Non-Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141018539
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Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2016.
Map on inside cover.
Additional information: 327 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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A hauntingly beautiful social history of the Thames Estuary, from the author of On Brick LaneOut at the eastern edge of England, between land and ocean, you will find beautiful, haunted salt marshes, coastal shallows and wide-open skies: the Thames Estuary. The estuary is an ancient gateway to England, a passage for numberless travellers in and out of London. And for generations, the people of Kent and Essex have lived and worked on the Estuary, learning its waters, losing loved ones to its deeps. Their heritage is a proud but never an easy one. Rachel Lichtenstein spent five years exploring this unique community and recording its extraordinary chorus of voices, present and past. From mud larkers and fishermen to radio pirates and champion racers, from buried princesses to unexploded bombs, 'Estuary' is a celebration of a haunting and profoundly British place.

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Unusual, fascinating and gives a fantastic sense of place. I felt I was really beginning to understand the Thames estuary!
23/11/20
Connie2
West Sussex
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