Our River

November 25, 2014|
Our River by George Dunlop Leslie
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Originally published in 1881, this work details what life was like on the Upper Thames before the 20th century. The following passage is an extract from its preface: 'In the description of our river I have confined myself to those parts of it with which I am best acquainted: to the banks, villages, locks, flowers, and animals, which have been my especial delight I have purposely left unmentioned many important places, noblemen's seats, and other well-known objects of interest; these having been ably and fully described in the numerous books on the subject already published. In my desire to make more widely known the peculiar advantages belonging to my favourite boat, I may seem at times, to the generality of my readers, a little troublesome, but shall be quite satisfied if what I have written on this head should prove useful to those who may now, or at any future time, appreciate the charms of the punt pole.' The River Thames takes its name from the Middle English Temese, which is derived from the Celtic name for river. Originating at the Thames Head in Gloucestershire, it is the longest river in England, flowing a total length of 236 miles, out through the Thames Estuary and in to the North Sea. On its journey to open water it passes through the country's capital, London, where it is deep enough to be navigable for ships, thus allowing the city to become a major international trade port.
Title:Our RiverFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:316 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.71 inShipping dimensions:316 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.71 inPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:Read Books DesignLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1473321859

ISBN - 13:9781473321854

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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