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Estuary : out from London to the sea

Lichtenstein, Rachel, 1969-2016
An immersive, intimate journey into the world of the Thames Estuary and the people who spend their lives there. The Thames Estuary is one of the world's great deltas, providing passage in and out of London for millennia. It is silted up with the memories and artefacts of past voyages. It is the habitat for an astonishing range of wildlife. And for the people who live and work on the estuary, it is a way of life unlike any other - one most would not trade for anything, despites its dangers. Rachel Lichtenstein has travelled the length and breadth of the estuary many times and in many vessels, from hardy tug boats to stately pleasure cruisers to an inflatable dinghy. And during these crossing she has gathered an extraordinary chorus of voices: mudlarkers and fishermen, radio pirates and champion racers, the men who risk their lives out on the water and the women who wait on the shore.
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UK : Hamish Hamilton, 2016.
327 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 23 cm
Maps on lining papers.
9780241142882 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
942.1E.386.3942.1 LICT942.1942.1 LICH
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