One Man and a Narrowboat

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

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • Summersdale Publishers
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1840247363
  • 9781840247367
  • 272,966

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'Good reading for anyone interested in our waterways and who likes a good tale.' Towpath Talk 'A quirky look at the nation's canals... It's quite a cruise and not just for canal enthusiasts.' Powys County Times and Express Series 'Entertaining travelogue recounts a journey he made from Oxford to Bristol via Tewkesbury, complete with mayhem, mishaps and torrential rain.' The Independent on Sundayshow more

About Steve Haywood

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 more

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45 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
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4 27% (12)
3 33% (15)
2 22% (10)
1 4% (2)
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