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


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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.
From the acclaimed author of Brick Lane and Rodinsky's Room, Estuary is a thoughtful and intimate portrait of a profoundly British place. With a clear eye and a sharp ear, Rachel Lichtenstein captures the essence of a community and an environment, examining how each has shaped and continues to shape the other.

  • Pub date: 22 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141911533
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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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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