Rachel Lichtenstein is an author, curator, artist and lecturer. Her publications include: Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden (Hamish Hamilton, 2012), On Brick Lane (Hamish Hamilton, 2008), Keeping Pace: Older Women of the East End (2003, Women's Library), A Little Dust Whispered (2002, British Library) and Rodinsky's Room (1999, co-authored with Iain Sinclair and now translated into five languages). Her latest book Estuary: Out from London to the Sea will be published by Hamish Hamilton in September 2016.
Estuary: Out from London to the Sea Estuary: Out from London to the Sea by Rachel Lichtenstein comes out September 22nd 2016. The book explores the weird and wonderful Thames Estuary, roughly stretching from Tower Bridge out to Margate in the South and Harwich in the North. Rachel captures stories of working lives before they vanish from living memory, and layers different periods of history through place. Her illustrated talk will include film clips, audio interviews, images and writing from her many adventures during the last five years she spent writing and researching this book, which officially launches immediately after the talk.