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    Pauline Conolly(Author)

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All Along the River: Tales from the Thames is an engaging and humorous guide to England’s most famous river, serving as a companion volume to more practical books about the Thames Path and the river’s settlements. Both quirky and fun, it is packed with information about literary associations, local recipes, folklore, and a good many murders and mysteries! Pauline Conolly has spent the last two decades wandering the banks of the River Thames, investigating its social history and exploring from the river’s source in a Gloucestershire field to the flood barrier in London. Her journeys have even taken her further, to the point where this majestic and historic river finally enters the North Sea. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the River Thames but didn’t know where to start, All Along the River is the book for you.

'Pauline Conolly knows the Thames like the back of her hand' - The Oxford Times 'A book like this really brings a river alive' Canoeist Magazine 'An affectionate and often humorous tribute to the Thames and its environs' Historical Honey 'A very entertaining book, full of historical anecdotes' Towpath Talk Pauline Conolly has written for a wide range of publications, and is a member of the Society of Authors. Her penchant for British history and humor have come together in All Along the River, which is her second book. Her first, The Water Doctor’s Daughters, was also published by Robert Hale.

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  • PDF | 208 pages
  • Pauline Conolly(Author)
  • Robert Hale (October 1, 2013)
  • English
  • 5
  • History

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  • By Mike O'Connor on January 31, 2017

    Pauline Conolly's ALL ALONG THE RIVER, TALES FROM THE THAMES is an informative and altogether charming travelogue to England's most famous river. A 2013 Robert Hale release, ALL ALONG THE RIVER will appeal to all Anglophiles.Conolly's book takes the reader in hand for a guided tour of the Thomas for its origins in a Gloucestershire field to the flood barriers that protect London. Along the way she serves up a fascinating, funny and insightful guide to the sites from Head spring to Ashton Keynes, Reading to Shiplake, M25 to Molesey, Tower Bridge to Deptford and so on. The text is a smorgasbord of history, art, culture, folklore, notable happenings, architecture, flora and fauna, famous river residents, culinary delights, etc.The book is illustrated with color and b&w photos of locks, bridges, churches, farmyards and street scenes,encountered along the way.,In short, ALL ALONG THE RIVER is catnip for all of us that are enchanted by England and its environs. Recommended.


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