the frozen thames - non-fiction by helen humphreys

the frozen thames   (2007)

  • #1 national bestseller
  • one of the globe & mail's top 100 books of 2007

in its long history, the river thames has frozen solid forty times. these are the stories of that frozen river.

"humphreys has an impeccable command of imagery, and her prose finds strength in its subtlety."
publishers weekly
"delicate and incandescent… [humphreys's] descriptions bristle with nuance, and scenes are pared down to their bare essence."
san francisco chronicle
"a small, beautiful and highly original book… one that is both eccentric and exquisite. it's a lovely gift for thoughtful readers."
edmonton journal
"this is a splendid book, full of memorable and vivid imagery."
globe and mail
"most curiously wonderful and splendidly written…"
the sun-times
"each of its episodes has within it the capacity to do what humphreys did with the entirety of the lost garden."
quill & quire
"powerfully poetic…"
now magazine

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