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Sweet Thames Run Softly

Series: Nature Classics Library

By: Robert Gibbings (Author), Luke Jennings (Introduction By)

175 pages, 30 b/w illustrations

Little Toller Books

Paperback | Oct 2011 | #226555 | ISBN-13: 9781908213068
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx

About this book

In 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, Robert Gibbings launched his home-made punt on the River Thames and began a slow journey downstream, armed with a sketchpad and a microscope. From the river's source at the edge of the Cotswold Hills to the bustle of London's docks, Sweet Thames Run Softly is a charming, often eccentric, account of an artist-naturalist adrift in English waters. First published as the Battle of Britain raged overhead, this gentle boating tale was an antidote to the anxieties of wartime and became an immediate best-seller. Little Toller's new edition includes the original engravings Robert Gibbings made of his journey.


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