This is the fully-illustrated edition of LONDON IN FRAGMENTS. A new paperback edition is also available, published under the title A MUDLARK'S TREASURES: London in Fragments
'A beautiful book.' Daily Mail
'Exhilaratingly curious.' Evening Standard
'Brilliant.' Penelope Lively
'Indefatigably researched.' Country Life
'Beautifully illustrated.' Monocle
Mudlarking, the act of searching the Thames foreshore for items of value, has a long tradition in England's capital. In the late 18th and 19th centuries, mudlarks were small boys grubbing a living from scrap. Today's mudlarks unearth relics of the past from the banks of the Thames which tell stories of Londoners throughout history. From Roman tiles to elegant Georgian pottery, presented here are modern-day mudlark Ted Sandling's most evocative finds, gorgeously photographed. Together they create a mosaic of everyday London life through the centuries, touching on the journeys, pleasures, vices, industries, adornments and comforts of a world city. This unique and stunning book celebrates the beauty of small things, and makes sense of the intangible connection that found objects give us to the individuals who lost them.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: Illustrated Edition, Paperback
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“Stunning and informative”
I have been interested in Mudlarking for a long time and unfortunately have never been able to get to the Thames during the right hours. Fear not! This book will make you feel as though you are right there at the... More
“Knowledge for shoreline walks”
Everyone making river and shore-line walks comes across pottery fragments, copper nails and artefacts from bygone days. This is a super book, with nice coloured illustrations, which could give an insight to the small... More
“Didn't Enjoy This Book”
Didn't like the author's 'voice', I found it pompous and irritating. Also beyond some bits of pottery there isn't much in it. Didn't like this book, wouldn't recommend
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