Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Estuary English

Good review of Rachel Lichtenstein's new book Estuary: Out from London to the Sea in the Guardian. Lichtenstein's journey takes her down the Thames Estuary from Tower Bridge to Clacton on the Essex side and out to Whitstable on the Kent side. There's plenty of Essex interest here — ghosts under Southend pier, Canvey Island, Joseph Conrad, Thames barges, fishermen, mudlarks, divers, sea forts, wind farms, sunken ships full of munitions, China and clay pipes and the author capsizing in a dingy and breaking her hand, Click on the link to read the full review.