Malcolm Russell is a history writer and mudlark who searches the river Thames at low tide for scraps of London’s past. The thousands of objects he has recovered include Roman gaming counters, Tudor rings, eighteenth-century wig curlers, Victorian ammunition and contemporary spells. In his first book, Mudlark’d: Hidden Histories from the River Thames, he uses these artefacts to reveal the stories of London’s unremembered people. Mudlark’d was praised by The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, and Current Archaeology.
Malcolm studied history at the University of Sheffield, where he was recently an honorary research fellow. He is also a volunteer with the Museum of London Archaeology’s Thames Discovery Programme and lives in East London.
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