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Frostiana: or a history of the River Thames in a frozen state

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Frostiana: or a history of the River Thames in a frozen state is a captivating and meticulously researched book that delves into the fascinating history of the River Thames during times when it froze over. George Davis brings to life the remarkable stories of the people who lived along the river and the incredible events that occurred during these frozen periods.

The author's attention to detail is evident throughout the book, painting a vivid picture of the Thames during colder times. From frost fairs to daring rescues, Davis skillfully weaves together anecdotes and historical accounts to provide a comprehensive look at this unique aspect of the river's past.

Davis's prose is engaging and accessible, making Frostiana a compelling read for history enthusiasts and casual readers alike. The book is a testament to the power of storytelling and the enduring legacy of the River Thames in shaping the history of London.

Overall, Frostiana is a well-crafted and informative book that sheds light on a lesser-known chapter of the River Thames's history. George Davis's passion for the subject shines through in every page, making this a must-read for anyone interested in the rich tapestry of London's past.

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The frost fair of 1814 began on 1 February, and lasted four days. A printer named George Davis published a 124-page book, "Frostiana; or a History of the River Thames in a Frozen State". The entire book was type-set and printed in Davis's printing stall, which had been set up on the frozen Thames. The book is a written history of London's frost fairs, interspersed with humorous, cold-related sections including "How to Make Ice Cream" and "The Art of Ice Skating". - Summary by Wikipedia, Lewis Fletcher

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