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The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys
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Feb 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: bookcrossing, 9-star
Read from February 10 to 12, 2011

The Thames has frozen solid forty times during recorded history. This lovely little book is a collection of forty vignettes based on events that actually happened during each of those times. Some tell of well-known historical personages, others of more common folk. It really was a fascinating glimpse of history, like taking a walk through time on the surface of the frozen river. The illustrations beautifully complement the text.

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