Narrow Margins

Narrow Margins

By (author) Marie Browne

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"Narrow Margins" is the true story of one family's journey from the financial crash of the Rover car company to an alternative and better lifestyle. Faced with the loss of everything, the house, the cars and more importantly their rather lazy and indolent lifestyle, Marie Browne and her family took on the challenge of a whole new way of life. Strapped for cash, the family buy a decrepit 70ft barge called Happy Go lucky which had been run as a floating hotel. Outdated and in need of a complete refurbishment, Happy becomes their floating home. First they need to learn the ropes and many pitfalls beset their adventures. As they come to terms with living on a narrow boat, readers gain a fascinating insight into life in the slow lane.

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • 21 Sep 2009
  • Accent Press Ltd
  • Pembroke Dock
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1907016007
  • 9781907016004
  • 296,820

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Marie Browne is a mother of three who, for the past fifteen years, has been desperately trying to escape the Customer Service Industry. Apart from her husband and kids, the best things in her life are real ale, barbecues, ugly mad dogs that nobody else wants and cream-covered designer coffees. She also has an obsession with shoes.

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Marie Browne's account of two years living on a canal boat is about as far as you can get from the fantasies of glossy tourist brochures. But this book might just persuade you that - despite swarms of mosquitoes, overflowing toilets and the continual threat of drowning - it is worth leaving the rat-race behind in favour of a life afloat. -- Author Will Buckingham

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