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Book reviews — February 1989

UNDER OARS, By Harry Harris
River Thames lighterman Harry Harris recorded his memories of a working life on the river between 1894 and 1909. He outlines in detail the method and art of rowing a loaded lighter with a pair of 30ft. oars from Nine Elms down to the R.A. Dock. He concludes by describing the leisure, laughter and hardship that surrounded a life on the Thames. Illustrations by Albert Rolles, also a lighterman.

Published by Centerprise Trust Ltd. and Stepney Books Publications. Price £1.35p postage paid from: Bob Harris, 170 Oakfield Road, Benfleet, S317 1DU, Essex.

© GLIAS, 1989