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  • Published: 22 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141911533
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Estuary

Out from London to the Sea




An immersive 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 many dangers.

Rachel Lichtenstein has travelled its length and breadth many times. Here she gathers these experiences in 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. Estuary is a thoughtful and intimate portrait of this profoundly British place, both the community and the environment, examining how each has shaped and continues to shape the other.

  • Published: 22 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141911533
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the author

Rachel Lichtenstein

Rachel Lichtenstein is an artist, archivist and writer. She is the author of Rodinsky's Whitechapel and co-author, with Iain Sinclair, of Rodinsky's Room.
On Brick Lane is the first of a trilogy of books by Rachel Lichtenstein on London streets and will be followed by volumes on Hatton Garden and Portobello Road, both also to be published by Hamish Hamilton.

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