Mudlark

Mudlark

In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

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Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert zmudlarkery Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames’ muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England’s captivating, if sometimes murky, history—with some objects dating back to 43 AD, when London was but an outpost of the Roman Empire. From medieval mail worn by warriors on English battlefields to nineteenth-century glass marbles mass-produced for the nation’s first soda bottles, Maiklem deduces the historical significance of these artifacts with the quirky enthusiasm and sharp-sightedness of a twenty-first century Sherlock Holmes.
Publisher: New York :, Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company,, 2019
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781631494963
1631494961
Characteristics: 314 pages : map ; 25 cm

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