The Thames, A Very Peculiar History

David Arscott


The Thames is the UK’s most famous river, and this fast-paced thematic guide delves into the rich history, mythology and geography of its flowing waters.

Wonder at the many literary creations inspired by the river, learn about the various industries – legal and criminal – that have flourished along its length and hold your nose as the author explores its periods of horrible pollution.

Featuring a beautiful gatefold illustration of the Thames, black and white illustrations including a cutaway of Tower Bridge, witty anecdotes, incredible trivia, a timeline and glossary, readers of all ages will be entertained and educated.

About the Author

A former newspaper journalist and BBC producer/presenter, David Arscott has for some years worked as a freelance author, broadcaster, publisher and editor. He has written some 30 books on Sussex, and is the founder of The Sussex Book Club.

Product information

Type: Hardback
Pages: 192
Size: 152 x 101 mm