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Author Maiklem, Lara, 1971- author.

Title Mudlark : in search of London's past along the River Thames / Lara Maiklem.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    942.1 MAI    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    942.1 MAI    Available
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First American edition.
Description 314 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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Note "First published in Great Britain in 2019 under the title Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the Thames River"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index.
Contents Mudlark -- Tidal head -- Hammersmith -- Vauxhall -- Trig Lane -- Bankside -- Queenhithe -- London Bridge -- Tower Beach -- Rotherhithe -- Wapping -- Greenwich -- Tilbury -- Estuary.
Summary Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert "mudlarker" Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames' muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England's captivating, if sometimes murky, history--with some objects dating back to 43 AD, when London was but an outpost of the Roman Empire. From medieval mail worn by warriors on English battlefields to nineteenth-century glass marbles mass-produced for the nation's first soda bottles, Maiklem deduces the historical significance of these artifacts with the quirky enthusiasm and sharp-sightedness of a twenty-first century Sherlock Holmes.
Subject Ragpickers -- England -- Thames River.
London (England) -- Antiquities.
London (England) -- History.
Thames River (England) -- Antiquities.
Thames River (England) -- History.
Added Title Mudlarking
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