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Narrow Boat

Author : L. T. C. Rolt
ISBN : 0750960612
Genre : History
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First published in 1944, and now reissued with new black-and-white illustrations and a foreword by Jo Bell, Canal Laureate, this book has become a classic on its subject, and may be said to have started a revival of interest in the English waterways. It was on a spring day in 1939 that L.T.C. Rolt first stepped aboard Cressy. This engaging book tells the story of how he and his wife adapted and fitted out the boat as a home, and recreates the journey of some 400 miles that they made along the network ofwaterways in the Midlands. It recalls the boatmen and their craft, and celebrates the then seemingly timeless nature of the English countryside through which they passed. As Sir Compton Mackenzie wrote, 'it is an elegy of classic restraint unmarred by any trace of sentiment' for a way of life and a rural landscape that have now all but disappeared.

Narrow Boats

Author : Michael Stimpson
ISBN : 9781785005527
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 68. 79 MB
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Narrow Boats: Ownership, Care and Maintenance is a practical manual for readers who are new to boating or wanting to buy a narrow boat. It provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a narrow boat and will enable readers to get the most out of their own narrow boat, whether used for occasional weekends only, or lived on all year round. This book includes a brief history of narrow boating, including types of boats and their purpose; what to look for when buying a boat; ongoing maintenance required, painting, electrics, plumbing and engines; how to be a responsible boater and finally, a useful glossary is included of boating and canal-related terms. Michael A Stimpson has been involved with waterways for over 40 years and has been S Eastern Regional Secretary for the IWA for 14 years. It is fully illustrated with 185 colour photographs.

Narrow Focus

Author : Marie Browne
ISBN : 9781783757633
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 80. 87 MB
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Peace and tranquillity. For once nothing terrible is happening. After years of dodgy moorings, ankle-deep mud, exploding toilets and all the other normalities of liveaboard life, the Brownes now seem to have found the perfect spot in which to park Minerva, their aging narrowboat. Marie and family finally find the time to work on the outside of the boat and even take a holiday or two. It looks as though life has finally taken a turn toward ‘normal’. Not a chance. From the ballistic qualities of false nails, unintentionally turning oneself blue, why yoga and wet paint don’t mix and why happy family holidays are, at best, a lie, Marie examines the dangers of becoming too settled and what can happen if you take your eye off the ball.

Narrow Boats

Author : Tom Chaplin
ISBN : 9781445669984
Genre : Transportation
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The narrowboats built for transporting cargo on Britain’s canals are one of the great symbols of Britain. This highly illustrated book explores their history and development, and what it was like to crew a working vessel.

It All Happens On A Narrow Boat

Author : June Beadnell
ISBN : 9781326649593
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 80. 88 MB
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JUNE BEADNELL'S debut novel is a light-hearted jaunt along the waterways of middle England. An argumentative couple, Millie and Hector, reluctantly take on board a young German scientist, Andreas. He is seeking escape from a military research establishment because he finds the work distasteful. On reaching the canal, pursued by Military police with dogs, he dives in front of narrowboat Muffin, to the consternation of Millie and Hector. They eventually decide to help him against Hector's better judgement. What is life like aboard a canal narrowboat? What befalls these appealing characters? How does Andreas acquire his injuries and does he finally escape capture? Enjoy the ups and downs of a life turned upside down for Millie and Hector.

Narrow Minds

Author : Marie Browne
ISBN : 9781908086969
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 28. 98 MB
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In her debut memoir Narrow Margins Marie Browne saved her family from financial ruin by moving her long-suffering husband three children and a dog on to a houseboat called Happy Go Lucky in search of a less stressful, alternative way of life. Now in Narrow Minds the family find themselves sucked back into normality, they’re pretty much back where they started, horrible house, no boat and the kids are beginning to threaten mutiny. Facing perky postmen, ice skating cows, psychotic villagers and outraged rodents, they’re running out of time, their financial situation is getting desperate and there’s every chance life has conspired against them to make sure they never get back afloat. Until they find the answer to their dreams lies with Minerva, a narrow boat even more run-down than the first. This hilarious follow-up shows the lengths to which a desperate woman will go just to restore her preferred lifestyle.

Narrow Boat Painting

Author : A. J. Lewery
ISBN : 1446306534
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 71. 93 MB
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Tony Lewery is acknowledged as an authoritative voice on all aspects of the 'roses and castles' folk art tradition of English narrow boat painting. This, a standard work on the subject, shows how the designs, proudly displayed on the narrowboats of generations of boat people, originated and evolved. The geomatric designs, painted flowers and romantic castle-and-cottage landscapes and vividly described along with pen portraits of the men who painted them.

Narrow Margins

Author : Marie Browne
ISBN : 9781908917508
Genre : Humor
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Narrow Margins – a laugh-out-loud book which proves that lean times can sometimes be a very positive thing. Faced with the loss of everything following the collapse of the Rover Group, Marie Browne moved her long-suffering husband Geoff, chaotic children and smelly, narcoleptic dog on to a houseboat in search of a less stressful, healthier, alternative way of life. Strapped for cash, the family buy a decrepit 70ft barge called Happy Go lucky which had been run as a floating hotel. Outdated and in need of a complete refurbishment, Happy becomes their floating home. First they need to learn the ropes and many pitfalls beset their adventures. As they come to terms with living on a narrow boat, readers gain a fascinating insight into life in the slow lane. About the author: Marie Browne is a gently harrassed mother of three who, for the past fifteen years, has been desperately trying to escape the Customer Service Industry. Apart from her husband and kids, the best things in her life are real ale; barbecues; ugly mad dogs that nobody else wants and cream-covered designer coffees. She also has an obsession with shoes but her husband is threatening to get her help for that.

One Man And A Narrowboat

Author : Steve Haywood
ISBN : 9780857653260
Genre : Travel
File Size : 57. 66 MB
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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.

A Wiser Woman On A Narrow Boat

Author : Stephanie Green
ISBN : 1788769333
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Wiser is a comparative term. When you start with zero boating knowledge, you can only get better, can't you? Stephanie Green, on a whim, sold her house, bought a sixty-foot narrowboat and set sail. She knew nothing of boating and was going it alone. She chronicled her shaky learning curve in her first book, A Wide Woman on a Narrow Boat. Two years on, she is slightly less wide (from operating all those locks) and a little wiser ... In this book, she explores more of England's canal and river system. And discovers she still has a lot to learn about boating, its people and herself.

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