One Man and a Narrowboat

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

By (author) Steve Haywood


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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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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • 06 Apr 2009
  • Summersdale Publishers
  • Chichester
  • English
  • 1840247363
  • 9781840247367
  • 211,026

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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.

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"'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"

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