• by Peter Ackroyd
  • Narrated by Simon Callow
  • 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water, and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere, and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries. In part one, The Mirror of History, he explores the river's geology, early history, and mythology with fascinating facts and anecdotes.


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Like all of Peter Ackroyd's work, this is an authoritative, informed yet entertaining account of his subject. Thoroughly recommended.
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- Edgar Livingstone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-08-2007
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks