Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour
Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys.
What began as a search for solitude came to reveal the story of a city, its people and their lost ways of life.
WINNER OF THE 2020 INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION
'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller' Guardian
'Reveals to us the fascinating and poignant micro-world of London's history' Hallie Rubenhold, Baillie Gifford Prize-winning author of The Five