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The ghostly Thames: Once Upon a River, by Diane Setterfield, reviewed

26 January 2019

9:00 AM

26 January 2019

9:00 AM

While its shape is famous — prominent on maps of London and Oxford — the Thames is ‘unmappable’, according to Diane Setterfield, because it not only ‘flows ever onwards, but is also seeping sideways, irrigating the land to one side and the other’. In Once Upon a River, she redefines the boundaries that separate land and water.

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