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Estuary

by Rachel Lichtenstein

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PUBLISHED: 7th September 2017
ISBN: 9780141018539
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  • Paperback
    $24.39
PUBLISHED: 7th September 2017
ISBN: 9780141018539

Publisher Description

The Thames Estuary is both a waterway and an edgeland of civilisation. Over centuries it has been swept back and forth by tides of history, commerce, tradition, piracy, war, art and, of course, the weather and currents which make it a danger to the innocent and experienced alike. Inspired by its eerie beauty, Rachel Lichtenstein offers a powerful and moving odyssey through this haunting landscape - and tells the story of the people who have chosen to work, live, and love on and beside the endlessly restless waters they dare to call home.

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'Lichtenstein restores edgy pride and celebrates muddy beauty' Blake Morrison, Guardian The Thames Estuary is both a waterway and an edgeland of civilisation. Over centuries it has been swept back and forth by tides of history, commerce, tradition, piracy, war, art and, of course, the weather and currents which make it a danger to the innocent and experienced alike. Inspired by its eerie beauty, Rachel Lichtenstein offers a powerful and moving odyssey through this haunting landscape - and tells the story of the people who have chosen to work, live, and love on and beside the endlessly restless waters they dare to call home. 'Lichtenstein is a cultural archaeologist, digging up forgotten stories' Daily Telegraph 'Rich in eerie poetry... Glittering rivulets and wildlife-teeming marshlands... A working river with the most extraordinary depth of history' Spectator 'Lichtenstein's engrossing study brings her into contact with the murky history of these unquiet waters. In this immersive account, she does it evocative justice' Lady

Author Biography

Rachel Lichtenstein is the author of Estuary as well as Rodinsky's Room (co-authored with Iain Sinclair), Rodinsky's Whitechapel, Keeping Pace, A Little Dust Whispered, On Brick Lane, and Diamond Street. She trained as a sculptor, and has exhibited her work in several British and international venues, including the Whitechapel Gallery, the Barbican, the British Library, Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh in the USA, and the Jerusalem Theatre in Israel. From 2002 to 2004, she was the British Library's first Pearson Creative Research Fellow.

Review

Immersive, engrossing, evocative The Lady The Thames Estuary changes constantly. How do you make such a landscape comprehensible, and how do you render it vividly for the reader? Lichtenstein's outstanding book shows how it should be done. Irish Times Rachel Lichtenstein's electrifying exploration of the estuary Spectator Publisher's description. An immersive journey through the weird and haunting spaces of the Thames Estuary. Rachel Lichtenstein presents an extraordinary chorus of voices, from mudlarkers and fishermen to radio pirates and champion racers, capturing the incredibly diverse community of people who live and work in this ancient, wild and mesmerising place. Penguin

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Publisher's description. An immersive journey through the weird and haunting spaces of the Thames Estuary. Rachel Lichtenstein presents an extraordinary chorus of voices, from mudlarkers and fishermen to radio pirates and champion racers, capturing the incredibly diverse community of people who live and work in this ancient, wild and mesmerising place.

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Publisher's description. An immersive journey through the weird and haunting spaces of the Thames Estuary. Rachel Lichtenstein presents an extraordinary chorus of voices, from mudlarkers and fishermen to radio pirates and champion racers, capturing the incredibly diverse community of people who live and work in this ancient, wild and mesmerising place.-- Penguin Rachel Lichtenstein's electrifying exploration of the estuary-- Spectator The Thames Estuary changes constantly. How do you make such a landscape comprehensible, and how do you render it vividly for the reader? Lichtenstein's outstanding book shows how it should be done.-- Irish Times Immersive, engrossing, evocative-- The Lady

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A beautifully evocative social history of the Thames Estuary.

Product Details

Author
Rachel Lichtenstein
Year
2017
ISBN-10
0141018534
ISBN-13
9780141018539
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-09-07
Subtitle
Out from London to the Sea
Media
Book
Pages
336
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
Estuary
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade