One Man and a Narrowboat : Slowing Down Time on England's Waterways Paperback
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 trip.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
- Publication Date: 06/04/2009
- Category: Narrowboats & canals
- ISBN: 9781840247367
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Review by mojacobs
This was a surprisingly entertaining and interesting book. The author leaves London for a long stay on the canals, and makes his travels (and his staying put) a very good read. In between you learn a lot about Tom Rolt, Robert Aickman, Elisabeth Jane Howard, and the IWA
Review by MarthaJeanne
I would probably read Haywood again if offered the book for free, but he is one of the least interesting writers about the canals that I have come across.