The Frozen ThamesBook - 2009
So begins this breathtaking and original work, which contains forty vignettes based on events that actually took place each time the historic Thames froze solid. Spanning more than seven centuries--from 1142 to 1895--and illustrated with stunning full-color period art, The Frozen Thames is an achingly beautiful feat of the imagination…a work of fiction that transports us back through history to cast us as intimate observers of unforgettable moments in time.
Whether we're viewing the magnificent spectacle of King Henry VIII riding across the ice highway (while plotting to rid himself of his second wife) or participating in a joyous Frost Fair on the ice, joining lovers meeting on the frozen river during the plague years or coming upon the sight of a massive ship frozen into the Thames…these unforgettable stories are a triumph of the imagination as well as a moving meditation on love, loss, and the transformative powers of nature.
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It was strange not to see animals about. Even in the bustle of London there have always been cats and dogs. But the King has ordered all the dogs and cats within the city to be destroyed, as he fears that they are responsible for carrying the plague.
The thaw of the Thames goes just as badly as the freeze. It comes fierce and sudden, huge slabs of ice crashing through the arches of London Bridge, damaging the bridge and carrying away portions of the Frost Fair. Booths and huts, upright and unmanned on their ice floes, hurtle downstream, some with their signs still attached to the front of the structure. It is as though the people of London need reminding that the river is a wild thing and this cannot be forgotten because, if it is, the Thames will simply arch its back and throw anything off that tries to tame it.
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