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Inspired by the authors and historical figures who have been influenced by the river, Paul Goldsack, who lives on the Thames, takes the reader on a series of circular and linear walks, cycle routes and rambles in the footsteps of such diverse characters as Oliver Twist, Inspector Morse and Ratty.
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Brings to life London's royal river, making it easy, through words, maps, advice and anecdotes, for everyone to explore. -- Britain Calling, April 2003
Couldn't put it down; was amazed by the numbers of famous characters associated with the river - intriguing and inspiring.' -- Blue Flag, the Journal of the DBA - the Barge Association, Spring 2003
Lively companion to take with you along the riverbank,
packed with riveting answers to obscure questions. -- The Lady, 18 to 24 March 200
The pace is brisk, the tone breathless... good to read... fun. [Discovering] the Thames is a tantalising prospect. -- The Sunday Times 'Book of the Week (Travel)', February 9, 2003
From architects to authors, statesmen to sportsmen, the River Thames has proved an enduring source of inspiration for some of the towering figures of Britain's past and present. It has also borne silent witness to the scandals, intrigues, tragedies and triumphs played out along its route. Take a stroll with the author through the riverside landscape - stopping at inviting pubs, drenched in history - as he follows the Thames Path in the frequently turbulent wake of the famous and the infamous.
Stand on the very spot where: Shakespeare came to worship; visit the pub where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fought with sausage rolls; find out where pirates were hanged in chains, William Wallace had his head impaled or Alice's wonderland was born.
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Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1841620440
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1841620440