'(Ackroyd) presents his material as a cornucopia of treats and insights delivered from all directions' -- The Independent
'Ackroyd's fascinating history of the river and its citizens explores these associations thematically, constantly back-tracking and leaping forward in space and time'
-- The London Review Bookshop
'a beautifully produced book...There is so much to enjoy here'
-- Sunday Telegraph
'mesmerising...As soon as you open this account of the Thames, you will want to immerse yourself in it' -- Daily Telegraph
This week's best reading: `it's a mixture of macro and micro at which Ackroyd is particularly adept' -- The First Post
`A handsome book... hours of contentment for the armchair boatman... the range of information is impressive'
-- Irish Times
`His exhaustive reclaiming of the Thames inks in colourful new detail' -- TIME
`Peter Ackroyd's detailing of the life of the Thames is wonderful' -- Financial Times
`a rich offering by a masterly writer'
-- Times Literary Supplement
a 'meandering but magnificent tribute to our capital river...it is not just the subject that sets this book apart but also the compelling new perspectives that he [Ackroyd] brings' -- The Times
Thames: Sacred River
displays the same qualities as London: the biography:
scholarship, wit, discursiveness, lovely descriptive writing, anecdotes, spirit of place, narrative and character. This hugely enjoyable book is packed with fascinating facts and insights: it will be another mammoth bestseller.