A Journey North by England's Waterways
By (author) Steve Haywood
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Narrowboat Dreams by Steve Haywood
Book DescriptionAt 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 the routine of his life in London for a voyage of discovery along England's inland waterways. Travelling by traditional narrowboat, he heads north from Banbury in deepest Oxfordshire, through the former industrial wastelands of the now vibrantly modern Manchester, to the trendy affluence of Hebden Bridge at the centre of West Yorkshire's ciabatta belt. With irrepressible humour he describes the history of the canals, his encounters with characters along the way, and the magic that makes England's waterways so appealing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840246704
(197mm x 130mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Summersdale Publishers
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve Haywood
Narrowboat Nomads, Paperback (July 2015)
Steve is waving his worries goodbye on another of his light-hearted trips around the picturesque English waterways. This time it's a bit different, though. This time he's not just cruising with his cat, Kit, but with his long-suffering wife, Em, who's given up work and wants her share of easy living too.
Too Narrow to Swing a Cat, Paperback (May 2011)
Steve has a new member of crew aboard his narrowboat - but maybe not the kind he'd have wanted if he'd known the trouble she'd cause. Kit, an untidy bundle of feline fur, joins him on a mission to discover lost parts of England, cruising the canals and visiting picturesque towns and waterway festivals along the way.
One Man and a Narrowboat, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Steve Haywood
Inspired by Tom Holt, who took to the canals on a journey immortalised in the book 'Narrow Boat', Steve sets out from Oxford to explore what makes the English... well, so English! Prepare for a generous helping of mayhem, mishaps and the staple of every English summer: torrential rain.
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Author Biography - Steve Haywood
Steve Haywood is a TV producer based in London and author of Fruit Flies Like a Banana: England by Canal and Classic Car. He gives regular talks across the country to canal boat enthusiasts and at events such as the National Waterways Festival which attracts 30-40,000 people and the Inland Waterways Association National Rally. He writes a provocative, lively column for Canal Boat.
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