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This impressively researched and beautiful photographed book by Derry Brabbs presents a detailed insight into Britain's grandest, most varied and most important river. The journey downriver from the source to the sea is intercut with thematic chapters on tributaries, locks and boating, and periodically deviates away from the riverbank to feature some of the historic towns and villages within reach of the Thames, including Farringdon, Oxford, Wallingford, Windsor and Kew. Taken through the seasons and in all conditions, Brabbs' photographs often combine atmospheric landscape with architecture to create a timeless sense of history. This book will appeal to anyone exploring the Thames either on foot, by boat, or by car and will be treasured both by visitors and those who live by the river.
Contents Chapter One A River is Born - From the Source to Lechlade Chapter Two Rivers, Streams and Canals - Tributaries of the Thames Chapter Three Pastoral Tranquility - From Lechlade to Oxford Chapter Four Equilibrium Maintained - Lochs, Weirs and Cuts Chapter Five Meandering through History - From Oxford to Reading Chapter Six Cruisers, Skiffs and Punts - Sport and Leisure on the Thames Chapter Seven The Royal Thames - From Reading to Hampton Court Chapter Eight Urban Elegance - From Hampton Court to Westminster Chapter Nine England's Tidal Artery - From Tower Bridge to the Sea Index Acknowledgements
Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England's finest photographers within the sphere of heritage and landscape, with over 20 illustrated books to his credit. His stunning colour photographs for the worldwide best-seller James Herriot's Yorkshire contributed to its success. He is the author of several beautifully photographed titles celebrating England's landscape and architectural legacy. Derry lives in Harrogate. To visit Derry Brabbs' website click here
Brabbs is a fine photographer and this shows in the quality of the illustrations throughout this coffee table hardback. BBC Countryfile This impressively researched and beautifully photographed by Derry Brabbs presents a detailed insight into Britain's most varied and most important river. Cotswold Life A great idea for a book and this one serves a very fitting tribute to Old Father Thames. Western Daily Press Provides plenty of inspiration for days out throughout the year. Thames Guardian Will appeal to anyone exploring the Thames either onfoot, by boat or by car. Richmond Green Sure to inspire heritage and landscape photographers alike. Photography Monthly A thoroughly researched book, full of atmospheric images. A must for anyone looking to explore the Thames, whether by boat or on foot. Outdoor Photography