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Thames by Peter Ackroyd
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Jan 24, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: natural-history, history
Read in February, 2008

I wanted to love this book; rivers, history, the natural world and all that. But the further I got the less I liked the pedestrian and hamfisted structure (the bridges, the trees, the fish, the workers...) without a lot of SOUL!

That said, the last chapters, on the river and death and the estuary land where the river joins the sea, were among the best.

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