Sweet Thames Run Softly by Robert Gibbings
From the river’s source to the bustle of London’s docks, Sweet Thames is a charming account of an artist-naturalist adrift in a home-made punt, on the eve of the Second World War.
Author: Robert Gibbings
Introduction: Luke Jennings
Published October 2011
Available on back-order
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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. Our new edition includes the original engravings Robert Gibbings made of his journey.
216 x 156mms sewn paperback with flaps
176 pages with wood engravings by Robert Gibbings
|Dimensions||14 x 156 x 216 mm|