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Narrowboat Nomads Living the Dream on the English Waterways by Steve Haywood
  

Narrowboat Nomads Living the Dream on the English Waterways

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Narrowboat Nomads Living the Dream on the English Waterways by Steve Haywood

We were aware of a dreamlike quality to our trip. There was something far-fetched about it, something out of this world. Austerity might be getting everyone else down, but 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. They've rented out their home for the ups and downs of a life afloat, and there's no going back now as they cruise from the historic River Thames, through the Midlands and westward into the hills of Wales, meeting a familiar cast of eccentrics and oddballs along the way, and experiencing one of the hottest summers of recent years. But how, after life in a four-bedroom house, do they manage to survive together squeezed into a space the size of a potting shed? Other books pretend to tell you about life afloat - this one shows you what it's really like.

Reviews

'Full of Haywood and his wife's canal-side-views and domestic blitzes as they putter through Wales, the Midlands and the Thames heartland.'
Wanderlust Magazine

'Steve Haywood's excellent book Narrowboat Nomads'
NFU Countryside Magazine

'sure to be enjoyed by fans of Haywood's earlier work'
Waterways World

'Delving into familiar waters which always present surprises along the way, he recounts his experiences with a humour and wit that bring to life the things we love best about Britain'
Four Shires Magazine

About the Author

Steve Haywood is an award-winning TV producer and has worked on programmes such as Newsnight, Panorama and Rough Justice. Based in London, he is well known for his lively, provocative column for Canal Boat magazine.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th July 2015

Author

Steve Haywood

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Publisher

Summersdale Publishers

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Travel writing
Narrowboats & canals

ISBN

9781849537285

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