Peter Ackroyd's Thames

It is one of the world s most famous rivers and the reason that London exists. Author Peter Ackroyd introduces the River Thames a symbol of eternity, in its unending cycle of movement and change. To him, it is a sacred river with fascinating history that tells the story of England itself and in this fascinating series he looks at the Thames in all its moods, meets the people who have grown up on its banks, and finds out how painters, poets, writers, and musicians have portrayed it down the centuries. His journey takes him from the source of the river, deep on the English countryside, to the mysterious place where it meets the open sea.

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