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Mudlarking
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Mudlarking (Paperback)

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'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller' Guardian


Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour


Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys.


What began as a search for solitude came to reveal the story of a city, its people and their lost ways of life.


'Enchanting . . . I am quite tempted to join Maiklem on the riverbed looking for treasure' Sunday Times


'No one has looked at these odd corners since Sherlock Holmes' Sunday Telegraph


'A quirky and delightful read, wonderfully evocative of London's gloopy, ghost-haunted river' Daily Mail


'Reveals to us the fascinating and poignant micro-world of London's history' Hallie Rubenhold, Baillie Gifford Prize-winning author of The Five



BiographyMemoirsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & pets Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 05/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9781408889237  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lara Maiklem moved from her family's farm to London in the 1990s and has been mudlarking along the River Thames for fifteen years. She now lives with her family on the Kent coast within easy reach of the river, which she visits as regularly as the tides permit. This is her first book. Twitter: @LondonMudlark / Instagram: @london.mudlark

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