Thursday 26th September // £5 // 6:30pm
*PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE!*
Due to the popularity of this event, we’ve had to change locations as we are just simply too small to fit everyone in! We’ll now be hosting this discussion at the Whitstable Castle, where there is free parking and a cash bar too! Ticket prices are still the same, and we will be informing everyone who has already purchased one of this updated info too!
Mudlark (/’mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
‘Enchanting’ Sunday Times
‘Driven by curiosity, freighted with mystery and tempered by chance, wonders gleam from every page’ Melissa Harrison
‘Brilliant. No one has looked at these odd corners since Sherlock Holmes’ Sunday Telegraph
‘The very best books that deal with the past are love letters to their subject, and the very best of those are about subjects that love their authors in return. Such books are very rare, but this is one’ Ian Mortimer
‘Fascinating. There is nothing that Maiklem does not know about the history of the river or the thingyness of things’ Guardian
‘A treasure. One of the best books I’ve read in years’ Tracy Borman
Join us in welcoming Lara Maiklem, author of the critically acclaimed Mudlarking, to Harbour Books. Lara has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These objects tell her about London and its lost ways of life. Moving from the river’s tidal origins in the west of the city to the point where it meets the sea in the east, Mudlarking is a search for urban solitude and history on the River Thames, which Lara calls the longest archaeological site in England.
As she has discovered, it is often the tiniest objects that tell the greatest stories.
Lara will be discussing her phenomenal book, and signing copies too! Tickets are £5, and, as always, we’ll be serving drinks too. As we’re expecting a high volume of people for this event, we do ask that your book your ticket ahead of time. They can be purchased or reserved directly in the shop, or booked online here (with a booking fee): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mudlarking-an-evening-with-lara-maiklem-tickets-71038940383
We look forward to seeing you there!