From Source to Sea

From Source to Sea Over the years authors artists and amblers aplenty have felt the pull of the Thames and now travel writer Tom Chesshyre is following in their footsteps He s walking the length of the river from the

  • Title: From Source to Sea
  • Author: Tom Chesshyre
  • ISBN: 9781849539210
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Over the years, authors, artists and amblers aplenty have felt the pull of the Thames, and now travel writer Tom Chesshyre is following in their footsteps He s walking the length of the river from the Cotswolds to the North Sea a winding journey of over two hundred miles Join him for an illuminating stroll past meadows, churches, palaces, country and council estates,Over the years, authors, artists and amblers aplenty have felt the pull of the Thames, and now travel writer Tom Chesshyre is following in their footsteps He s walking the length of the river from the Cotswolds to the North Sea a winding journey of over two hundred miles Join him for an illuminating stroll past meadows, churches, palaces, country and council estates, factories and dockyards Seeing some familiar sights through new eyes, and meeting a host of interesting characters along the way, Tom explores the living present and remarkable past of England s longest and most iconic river.

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    1. Tom Chesshyre happened upon a map of the River Thames in a Bric-a-brac market on his way to the library. It was a reproduction of a map by William Tombleson showing the twists and turns from the source near Cirencester to the mouth on the Kent and Essex coasts. He could not resist buying it, and having done so, an idea formed of walking along the river from the source to the North Sea. The Thames is one of the few rivers including the Nile and the , with a global presence. Whilst the other river [...]

    2. This journal of Tom Chesshyre’s, travel writer at The Times (London) no less, has me in two minds. I’ve never knowingly read any of his newspaper articles and I wonder what sort of holidays he writes about and how he writes about them. I got the impression he hadn’t done much walking.It must be said, writing about The Thames, the length and breadth, has been done. Why do it again? If it is to be done once more, it should be better than the previous books. I’m not convinced it comes close [...]

    3. I was motivated to read this having completed a five day walk from Oxford to the outskirts of London, along the Thames Path, about 10 years ago.I really liked the style of writing, with some subtle humour, within the text.I found the book to be accurate and informative.In particular I liked Tom Chesshyre's references to the journalism in the local newspapers. Being familiar with several of the titles quoted in the first part of the journey, I can only concur with his comments.Well worth a read i [...]

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