Sweet Thames

by Matthew Kneale | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140296638 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sunnybubble of Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on 11/7/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 07, 2006
London in the summer of 1849. With a deadly cholera epidemic threatening, young engineer Joshua Jeavons is convinced it is his mission to save the capital and reform its festering sewers. Meanwhile in his dometsic life he is troubled by the baffling coldness shown towards him by his beautiful bride, Isobella. As he struggles to win her round, he works feverishly on a revolutionary drainage plan. This is his dream, his dazzling vision of the future: a London free of effluent. Then a sudden and mystifying disappearance throws his whole life upside-down. He is forced to embark on a harrowing search, which plucks him from his respectable life and throws him into a London previously unknown to him. A netherworld of slum-dwellers, pickpockets and scavengers of the sewers. He will find it is this very world that holds unexpected answers to the mysteries that surround him.

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Journal Entry 2 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Monday, December 04, 2006
Arrived today - thanks!

Journal Entry 3 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Sunday, June 24, 2007
A bit slow at times, but a gripping story of an ambitious engineer who has to put aside his prejudices to learn how to solve the cholera epidemic and to understand his wife.

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Journal Entry 5 by Breeze144 from Ajax, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 09, 2007
Arrived here today! Thanks! This was a great surprise to find in my mailbox!

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