One Man and a Narrowboat: Slowing Down Time on England's Waterways

One Man and a Narrowboat: Slowing Down Time on England's Waterways


By (author) Steve Haywood


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  • Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 26mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 6 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 1840247363
  • ISBN 13: 9781840247367
  • Sales rank: 206,096

Product description

If I'd really been serious about getting to grips with my mid-life crisis, then I'd have been better opting for a course of therapy than going off travelling. Or if I had to travel, I'd have been better opting for somewhere warm with a beach! In an attempt to get to grips with a Big birthday, Steve sets out from Oxford to explore what makes the English! well, so English. His quirky humour is inspired by Tom Rolt, who took to the canals on a similar journey immortalised in the book "Narrow Boat", kick-starting the revival of Britain's waterways. Prepare for a generous helping of mayhem, mishaps and the staple of every English summer: torrential rain. First published as "Fruit Flies Like a Banana", this revised edition with new material is published to coincide with the 70-year anniversary of Tom Rolt's own classic trip.

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Author information

Steve Haywood is an award-winning TV producer and has worked on programmes such as Newsnight, Panorama and Rough Justice. Based in London, he writes a lively, provocative column for Canal Boat magazine.

Review quote

"'A good summer read with good humour - ideal for anyone planning a canal holiday' Leicester Mercury 'An enjoyable, moreish read, and one of the better British canal travelogues of recent years' Waterways World"