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    Mudlarking

    £9.99
    ISBN: 9781408889237
    AuthorLara Maiklem
    Pub Date05/03/2020
    BindingPaperback
    Pages336
    Availability: In Stock

    'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller'
    Guardian

    Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour

    Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. What began as a search for solitude came to reveal the story of a city, its people and their lost ways of life.

    *The No. 2 Sunday Times bestseller and the BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, now with full colour images*

    'Enchanting . . . I am quite tempted to join Maiklem on the riverbed looking for treasure'
    Sunday Times

    'Reveals to us the fascinating and poignant micro-world of London's history'
    Hallie Rubenhold, Baillie Gifford Prize-winning author of The Five

    'No one has looked at these odd corners since Sherlock Holmes'
    Sunday Telegraph

    'A quirky and delightful read, wonderfully evocative of London's gloopy, ghost-haunted river'
    Daily Mail

    WINNER OF THE 2020 INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

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    'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller'
    Guardian

    Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour

    Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. What began as a search for solitude came to reveal the story of a city, its people and their lost ways of life.

    *The No. 2 Sunday Times bestseller and the BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, now with full colour images*

    'Enchanting . . . I am quite tempted to join Maiklem on the riverbed looking for treasure'
    Sunday Times

    'Reveals to us the fascinating and poignant micro-world of London's history'
    Hallie Rubenhold, Baillie Gifford Prize-winning author of The Five

    'No one has looked at these odd corners since Sherlock Holmes'
    Sunday Telegraph

    'A quirky and delightful read, wonderfully evocative of London's gloopy, ghost-haunted river'
    Daily Mail

    WINNER OF THE 2020 INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION