Perriwillow : A Narrowboat Tale

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How would you feel if you found you were lost on a riverbank in Dwarf City?

Would you expect to find yourself captured by a dark witch, in a charming tale of good against evil?

And would you anticipate transportation into another world, where you are chased by a Wizard in an exciting adventure around the UK Canal system?

Magic and mystery, friendship and history, this is a charming tale of good against evil.

The backdrop of the old canal intertwined with real-life characters and boats gives the story an imaginative edge which will inspire readers to visit the Inland Waterways for themselves.

Appealing to all age groups, you will be taken from humour to sadness, fantasy to reality and into another world (or maybe two).

A humorous and light-hearted insight into canal life at its best, this book will draw you into the world of the mysterious and sometimes dark liquid highway. It will see you laughing, but often from the edges of your seat.

Written in over 1600 verses of lilting rhyme, if you already enjoy the good v evil of Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the lilt of Julia Donaldson's "The Gruffalo" or the classic tales of "Rupert The Bear", then you will love Perriwillow.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 11mm | 245g
  • Kent, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 51 Illustrations
  • 1906921202
  • 9781906921200
  • 1,460,469

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Highly recommended, not just for boaters, also people who like wizards, witches and dwarves, even if you're not sure about verse novels.

A Little Escapism (Amazon Review)

Found this book very easy to read. Loved the way the real history of the area is incorporated into the story and the little twist at the end. Suitable for all ages but thought that it would be a lovely book to read to children at bedtime.

Read it in two evenings as I didn't want to put it down.

Magical Book (Amazon Review)

I have just received my copy of a Narrowboat Tale and I'm delighted ! It's beautifully written and even though I've only read a little of it, I cannot wait to have the time to really get into it. Thankyou Janul. Put me on your list for the next book XX

Wonderful Adventure For All Ages (Amazon Review)

I'm so excited, my fabulous friend Janul is about to publish this truly unique and special book. It transports you on a journey where the magical map is overlaid on the real one. The inclusion of actual people into the story is a cracker & the observations on boat life had me laughin with it or at it.

I've been honoured to visit this world before you, but now that I have, it will always be with me - I look forward to seeing you there....
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