Lara Maiklem's MUDLARKING wins the Indie Book Award for Non-Fiction
Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour
We're thrilled to announce that Lara Maiklem's Sunday Times bestseller MUDLARKING: LOST AND FOUND ON THE RIVER THAMES has won the Non-Fiction Award in the 2020 Indie Book Awards. These awards are selected by a judging panel of independent booksellers, authors and industry influencers, and celebrate the best books in paperbacks to read this summer. Many thanks to judges Matt Taylor, Elizabeth Perry, Zool Verjee, Sarah Shaffi and William Shaw for selecting MUDLARKING as their non-fiction book of the summer! Published by Bloomsbury, MUDLARKING is available in paperback now - with full colour images showcasing some of Lara's extraordinary finds.
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.
'Fascinating. Mudlarks are river scavengers, but Lara Maiklem is more like a time traveller'