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The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys
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Mar 31, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, cold, great-britain, history, ice, linked-stories, women-writers, fiction, historical-fiction, meditation, short-stories
Read in May, 2009 , read count: 1

This book blew me away. I had read the reviews before ordering for our libraries and thought it looked interesting. So I placed a hold on it. When it came - I was a bit surprised. It is small - looks like a children's book.

Good things come in small packages. This book contains 40 vignettes about the Thames when it froze. Since we can't really know what happend in the 1142, this is a work of fiction. However, Humphreys has done her research well and this reads like history.

This is a book to savor. Read one or two stories at a time. Think about what we know about history and all the possibilities of cold and ice.

The Thames will probably never freeze again. However Helen Humphries has made the river freezing seem like something we would like to experience.

I will be talking about this book for some time to come.

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