Sunday, 29 October 2017

Estuary - Rachel Lichtenstein

I wasn't very polite about this book in my last post so I need to qualify it a bit. Once you get well in and leave London behind it's actually fascinating - all the bit through Essex, the interviews with fishermen, the facts about Tilbury and Canvey Island and sunken ships and WW2. The river really comes alive as a place in it's own right.

Only right at the end does the book drop off again, and I wondered if the author (or her editors) felt they needed to keep the London connection in to sell the book. A pity if so.

This is not a photo from the book. It's from my walk on Tuesday through Rainham Marshes.
The ones in the book are black and white and don't do the subject justice at all. 

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