During historical times, it was not unusual for the Thames to freeze over even though this hasn't happened during the time of recent memory. This book beckons you to investigate those rare occasions when ice bound the river. This is a book, not so much of short stories, the stories are entirely to brief to be considered that, but rather it is a book of brief vignettes. In fact, the book too, is brief --- only about half as tall as is usual. It represents history made brief. And yet, well worth a read.