One Man and a Narrowboat
Slowing Down Time on England’s Waterways
- Imprint: Summersdale
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320
- Price: £9.99
- Publication date: 6 April 2009
- ISBN: 9781840247367
About the book
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.
'Good reading for anyone interested in our waterways and who likes a good tale.'
'A quirky look at the nation's canals…. It's quite a cruise and not just for canal enthusiasts.'
Powys County Times and Express Series
'Entertaining travelogue recounts a journey he made from Oxford to Bristol via Tewkesbury, complete with mayhem, mishaps and torrential rain.'
The Independent on Sunday