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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

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“Engrossing . . . evokes the subculture of the ‘mudlarks,’ who scour the banks for fragments of London’s past.”—The New Yorker

 

The international bestseller that mesmerizingly charts quixotic journeys through London’s past, Mudlark thrills Anglophiles and history lovers alike. Long heralded as a city treasure herself, beloved “Mudlark” Lara Maiklem tirelessly treks along the Thames’ muddy shores, unearthing a myriad of artifacts and their stories—from Roman hairpins and perfectly preserved Tudor shoes to the clay pipes that were smoked in riverside taverns. Seamlessly interweaving reflections from her own life with meditations on the art of wandering, Maiklem ultimately delivers a treatise “as deep and as rich as the Thames and its treasures” (Stanley Tucci).

Featured in the Guardian and on the BBC and NPR for her work as the “London Mudlark,” Lara Maiklem lives on the Kent coast, close to the Thames Estuary, and visits the river as regularly as the tides permit.

ISBN: 9781324090724

ISBN-10: 9781324090724

Publisher: Liveright

Publication Date: 06/08/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/08/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

History / Europe / Great Britain

History / Europe / Great Britain / Victorian Era (1837-1901)

Nature / Ecosystems & Habitats / Rivers

Social Science / Archaeology