All 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
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):-
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.