This is a book with a very special, personal sort of appeal. Call it to the attention of those who have a deep love for the old England, and would immortalize its to those who know its placid countryside, and would appreciate this contemplative, discursive, personal record of a journey by bont on the upper Thames. Gibbings enriches his story with 50 choice wood engravings, which make the book an ideal gift book. Don't forget it -- come christmas. As a record of the Thames, it has a rival in E.Arnot Robertson's Thames Portrait.