Narrowboat Dreams: A Journey North by England's Waterways
by HAYWOOD STEVE (9781840246704)

Narrowboat Dreams: A Journey North by England's Waterways
Release Date: 20 September 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
ISBN: 9781840246704
ISBN-10: 1840246707

At home, I'm a cantankerous old git. On the boat, after a week's cruising, I'm just a cantankerous old git with dirty hair. Steve Haywood has a problem. He doesn't know where he comes from. In the south, people think he's a northerner; in the north, they think he's from the south. Judged against global warming and the sad demise of Celebrity Big Brother, this hardly registers highly on the Richter scale of world disasters. But it's enough to worry Steve. And it's enough of an excuse for him to escape his long-suffering partner Em for a voyage of discovery along England's inland waterways. Travelling by traditional narrowboat, he heads north along two newly opened Pennine canals, a trip that takes him from Banbury in deepest Oxfordshire, through the vibrant modernity of Manchester, to the trendy affluence of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire's answer to London's ciabatta belt. With irrepressible humour he recounts the history of the waterways and stories of his encounters with characters along the way, and attempts to define the magic that makes England's waterways so appealing. AUTHOR: Steve Haywood is an author and TV producer, formerly a journalist and an editor of BBC1's 'Rough Justice' and BBC2's documentaries, 'Taking Liberties'. Praise for Fruit Flies Like a Banana 'a very enjoyable book to read' David Suchet

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