Mudlarks: Treasures from the Thames Book
An exciting expedition into the fascinating world of mudlarks and the history they uncover.
By Jason Sandy
You won't believe what mudlarks have found in the River Thames! For over 2,000 years, millions of objects have been dropped in its waters and lie submerged in the thick, dense mud. At low tide, the Thames in London is one of the most unique archaeological sites in Britain. From prehistoric woolly mammoth teeth to Roman jewelry and Victorian toys, each artifact reveals an intriguing story and opens a new window into London's fascinating past.
Now, meet the mudlarks who search the exposed riverbed at low tide and unearth buried secrets and hidden treasures. This insightful book tells the story of London and Londoners through the eyes of over 80 mudlarks and their extraordinary discoveries. You too can travel back in time with them and uncover stories which are long forgotten or have never been told. You might discover a new backstory behind a fossil, a syphilis syringe, a rare coin, or even a diamond ring.
This is a fun, practical gift for a beach lover, unique gift for a history lover, or as a treat for yourself!
306 pages, hardcover or softcover versions available, 8.38 x 0.83 x 10.88 inches, 500+ images
Beachcombing is the exclusive retailer of the hardcover version of this book.
Softcover, perfect bound: ISBN 9781739178109
Hardcover, case laminate: ISBN 9781739178192
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