The year is 1795: George III is dabbing the walls of Windsor castle with spittle, Goya is deaf, De Quincey is a depraved pubescent and young Ludwig van Beethoven is wowing them in Vienna with his second piano concerto.
In London, Ned Rise, thief and whoremaster, is drinking Strip-Me-Naked with Nan Punt and Sally Sebum at the Pig and Pox Tavern in Maiden Lane. And, far from his native Edinburgh, the explorer Mungo Park is stranded in the Sahara, a prisoner of the Moors of Ludamar.
Water Music is the rambunctious account of two men's wild adventures through the gutters of London and the Scottish Highlands to their unlikely meeting in darkest Africa, as they search for the source of the Niger, a river no European has ever laid eyes upon.
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