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Sorry I wanted to like this book but the quality of the writing and research did not do justice to the subject. There were long sections e.g. on Roman London that had very little to do with the docks and were more general history. When she gets to the development of the docks from the early 19th century - an astonishing bit of industrial building - there is very little detail.
No maps - this is ridiculous - I am a Londoner but struggled with her description of the locations. One map of Surrey Quays showing the docks would have said more than most of this book.