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    The Thames Box Set (CD-Audio) By (author) Peter Ackroyd, Read by Simon Callow

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    DescriptionThe Thames has been a highway, a frontier and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Idealised images of English life - thatched cottages, village greens and hedged fields - were born from the landscape of the Thames. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea - from flora and fauna, hauntings and suicides to paintings and photographs it has inspired. Peter Ackroyd, bestselling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries, uncovering fascinating and sometimes surprising facts and details as he delves into the river's geology, history, trade, weather and architecture as well as its people, literature, landscapes, mythology and magic.

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    The Thames Box Set
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Ackroyd, Read by Simon Callow
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 12
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 144 mm
    Thickness: 75 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846570551
    ISBN 10: 1846570557

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKES
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, LCO000000
    DC22: 942.2
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKES
    Thema V1.0: DNT, WQH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-ES
    Imprint name
    Random House Audiobooks
    Publication date
    25 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Ackroyd was born and brought up in London, where he still lives. A prolific prize-winning novelist, historian and biographer, he has a CBE for services to literature. His ground-breaking book London: the biography has spawned many imitators; The Thames is in the same league, equally innovative, idiosyncratic and wide-ranging. London: the biography sold 125,000 copies in Chatto hardback and 250,000 copies in Vintage paperback. First published in 2000, it is still going strong, selling 10,000 copies in 2006 and 15,000 copies in 2005.