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Canal Voyages

The Water Road

Paul Gogarty

A magical journey through backdoor England. Paul disappears for 4 months into a maze of canals linking the Thames with the Severn, Mersey and Trent.  

Softback  £8.99

Narrow Dog to Indian River

Terry Darlington

No-one has ever sailed an English narrow boat in the US before, for reasons that become clear during the nine month voyage - tornadoes, hurricanes, alligators etc.

Softback   £7.99

Adventures of the Nippy

James Hewitt

A home-made motor cruiser travels the inland waterway system during the 1950s and 1960s when the great days of carrying by canal boat were coming to an end.

Softback  £9.99

Narrowboat Dreams

A Journey North by England’s Waterways   Steve Haywood

The author describes the history of the canals, his encounters with characters along the way, and the magic of England's waterways.

Softback   £7.99

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By Lock and Pound

Vivian Bird

In the 1950s, Bird travelled by working canal boat from Birmingham to the sea along four routes - to the estuaries of the Thames, Severn, Humber and Mersey.  Softback

£12.95  £7.99

Journey Without End

A Voyage through England’s Waterways

David Bolton

The author and his wife threw up their jobs in London and spent 18 months travelling England's canals. Softback

£8.00  £4.99

Kiwi Afloat

Doris Coppell

Join Salidha, Maori and Adagio and their crews (disaster-prone novices all) as they set out to explore England's amazing waterways.

Softback

£12.95

No Place to Moor

Joan McAdam

A voyage along the Thames from Reading to Lechlade at a time of extremely wet weather, and finding somewhere to moor - safely.

Softback

£9.95

Leontyne - By Barge from London to Vienna

Richard Goodwin

Across the Channel and through four countries in an old Thames tug - the journey of a lifetime.

Hardback

£16.00  £4.99

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Adventures of the Hebe

Sailing on Britain’s Canals Between the Wars

Desmond Stoker/ed. Simon Stoker

A fascinating description of several long canal trips in a double sculling skiff from 1928 to 1930.

Softback   £16.99

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Too Narrow to Swing a Cat

Going Nowhere in Particular on England’s Waterways

Steve Haywood

The new crew member is Kit, an untidy bundle of fur, with all the attitude you’d expect from a ‘sarf Lunnun’ cat.

Softback   £8.99

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Walking on Water

Nick Corble

Nick, aided by a rotation of very different crews, embarks on the Grand Trek South, through the canal system of England.

Softback

£10.99  £9.99

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Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier

Terry Darlington

Gloriously funny, this third volume brims with canals, rivers and whippets.  A story of life, marriage and whippets - Jim, with broken ear, and Jess, the Flying Catastrophe.

Softback   £8.99

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Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

Terry Darlington

Two pensioners and a reluctant whippet sail their narrowboat 'Phyllis May' across the English Channel and through Belgium and France to the Mediterranean. Very humorous.  Softback  £7.99

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Circle Line

Around London in a Small Boat

Steffan Meyric Hughes

A unique journey on the forgotten waterways of one of the world’s greatest capitals - watery secrets and colourful past.

Softback   £8.99

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The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow   A J Mackinnon

From the borders of north Wales to the Black Sea - 282 locks, 12 countries, 4900 kilometres, equipped with cheerful optimism and a pith helmet.

Softback  £14.95

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Narrowboat Nomads - Living the Dream on the English Waterways   

Steve Haywood   

In this new book, Steve and cat Kit cruise with his long suffering wife Em, who has given up work.

Softback  £9.99

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Journeys of the Swan

John Liley

A new print of this 1971 classic canal book about voyages on the ex-working boat Swan in 1964/65, with acerbic and humorous observations

Softback £15.95

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Canals Are My World

Iris Bryce

New edition - The Bryces voyage around the midland and northern canals in 1982-83 on their boat Bix, working where they can, and meeting local characters.

Softback  £12.99

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Canals Are My Home

Iris Bryce

She and husband Owen sold their house and set off to tour the waterways.  The story of their adventures - the ups, the downs, the many people they met etc.  Softback

£12.99

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