All Along the River: Tales from the Thames

 

AATR_BC_498kbAll Along the River: Tales from the Thames  is an engaging  armchair read, inspired by walking the Thames Path. It  also  serves as a companion volume to more practical guides for those who decide to explore all or part of the Thames and its settlements.  It  provides a unique insight into the river’s social and culinary history.    Recipes associated with various people and places along the way  provide added interest. Some are   ancient and not intended for the reader to reproduce unless he or she  should be as talented and creative as that famous  Thames-side resident and restaurateur  Heston Blumenthal. Others are  quite simple to prepare… the proof being that even I have done so successfully!

VISITORS TO BRITAIN…I HOPE THE BOOK WILL ENRICH THE EXPERIENCE  OF  OVERSEAS TOURISTS  AS WELL AS THOSE  FROM OTHER AREAS OF THE UK.    THERE ARE SEVERAL CHAPTERS ON  RIVERSIDE  LONDON FOR PEOPLE UNABLE TO EXPLORE THE THAMES  ALL THE WAY FROM SOURCE TO SEA.

River Thames – Murder and Mystery

Maids of Honour Tarts

Maids of Honour Tarts

One of the alternative titles I considered at the outset  was, ‘Blood on my Boots’.  It was easy to imagine squelching along a blood soaked towpath due to the extraordinary amount of murder and mayhem I described while recounting the river’s famous (and gruesomely apt) ‘liquid history’.   I once tried to count the number of unnatural deaths from the source to the sea but gave up at Reading, with a case of serial infanticide!  Fortunately, fresh air and exercise led to the almost equal emphasis on food, hence the broader title: ‘All Along the River: Tales from the Thames‘.

Click on the following Links for my other blogs on the THAMES (related to the book):-

1.  A Very Special Review by Dr James Colthurst.

2.  Launch of All Along the River: Tales from the Thames.

3.  Mysterious Case of the Queen’s Oak at Hurley.

4.  The Bride of Buscot Park.

5.  More Along the River Thames.

6.  Putney: Gnome-Man’s Land.

7.  Lingering Along the Thames; At (D) Reading.

8.  A Sheepish Tale from the Thames.

 

 

 

Published by Robert Hale Ltd on 31st July 2013. Available online from Amazon and  The Crowood  Press

Also in stock at:-

Blackwell’s, Oxford, Cambridge and Charing Cross Road, London.

Stanford’s, Longacre, Covent Garden.

The Bell Bookshop, 52 Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames.

 

13 Comments
  1. enjoyed viewing delightful web site,anticipation of reading published works is keen! especially doctor marsden and i suspect some murky goings on, keep up your delightful writing pauline.

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