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Narrow Boat Synopsis

First published in 1944, this book has been said by many 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 is 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 of waterways 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780750908061
Publication date: 3rd January 1998
Author: L. T. C. Rolt, Charles Hadfield
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 212 pages
Categories: Travel writing, Narrowboats & canals, Maritime history,

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