Frostiana: a curio for history fans and Doctor Who completists

Recently I watched Thin Ice, a Doctor Who episode set during the final Thames Frost Fair. I knew a book had been printed on the ice, and wanted to track it down.

Frostiana is the sort of short, thrown together work you get when someone desperately wants to cash in on a sudden burst of tourists. As a cultural history it’s fascinating, and you can see where bit have been stolen to go straight into the colour of Thin Ice.  I write roleplaying games in my spare time, and I’m stealing heaps of material: so if you are a fiction writer, there’s some drama there.

Frostiana is hidden in various places, but I read it on the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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