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    DescriptionFirst published in 1944, and now reissued with a new section of black and white plates, this book has become a classic on its subject, and may be said to have started a revival of interest in the English waterways. It was on a spring day in 1939 that L.T.C Rolt first stepped aboard Cressy. This engaging book tells the story of how he and his wife adapted and fitted out the boat as a home and recreates the journey of some 400 miles that they made along the network of waterways in the Midlands. It recalls the boatmen and their craft, and celebrates the then seemingly timeless nature of the English countryside through which they passed. As Sir Compton Mackenzie wrote, 'it is an elegy of classic restraint unmarred by any trace of sentiment' for a way of life and a rural landscape which have now all but disappeared. 'His Pen,' he continued, 'is as sure as the brush of a Cotman. Narrow Boat will go on the shelf with White and Cobbett and Hudson.'


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    Title
    Narrow Boat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) L. T. C. Rolt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752451091
    ISBN 10: 075245109X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: WGGN
    LC classification: VM
    BISAC V2.8: TRA000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEM
    DC22: 386.4609424, 914.240484
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 386.46
    Thema V1.0: WGG
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    L. T. C. ROLT trained as an engineer, but his fame rests on his classic biographies of Brunel, Telford, Trevithick, and the Stephensons, his superb volumes of autobiography ("Landscape with Machines," "Landscape with Canals," and "Landscape with Figures"), his volumes of transport history, and "Red for Danger," an account of railway disasters of Britain. He founded the Inland Waterways Association and was instrumental in encouraging interest in Britain's industrial heritage at Tal-y-llyn and elsewhere.