I’m not sure how to categorize Helen Humphreys' The Frozen Thames. Is it a collection of short stories? Creative non-fiction? Historical fiction? Each story is based the actual events that occurred during each freezing of the river
Humphreys has created a beautiful collection. Each story is like poetry, lyrical, smooth and full of ice. The poetic quality is why it took me so long to finish. The book could be a quick read, but with poetry in general, I have to take a step back, so I had to do that after almost every story. Of course, this is a personal thing and I’m sure others could sit on a cold winter day, in a warm chair with a cup of tea and read the entire book. The Frozen
is simply lovely.