The Narrowboats Story

The Narrowboats Story

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Bright and colourful, slow and easy, narrowboats are seen today as the epitome of a peaceful life and a wonderful way to get away from the stresses of modern living. Although true, this is a far cry from their origins as the workhorses of the early days of industrial revolution, without which Britain may never have developed as far and fast as it did. Packed with colourful illustrations and little known snippets of information, this entertaining and informative guide retraces the story of how narrowboats have evolved, how their very existence was once challenged and how they have risen phoenix-like into the holiday craft of today. Nick Corble is a renowned canal expert and has written a number of books on the waterways for The History Press, including James Brindley: The First Canal Builder and Living Aboard, the definitive guide for anyone contemplating making a life afloat.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752485725
  • 9780752485720

About Nick Corble

Nick Corble is the author of sixteen books, fiction and non-fiction. He is known particularly for his writing on Britain's inland waterways, including the most recent biography of the canal pioneeer James Brindley and a guide to Living Aboard for The History Press. He is also a regular contributor to canal magazines, TV and radio. Nick is a keen advocate of the pleasures of the canals. His other works have covered walking guides and two books on the history of the fairground attraction The Wall of Death.show more

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