Category: Reviews

From cars to canal boats

Phil Pickin meets the team at the Bickerstaffe Boat Company. PEOPLE come to boating in some unusual ways and none more unorthodox than husband and wife team Kevin and Susan Kenny who, after spending...

Bridgewater Canal Through Time

A series of locations on the Bridgewater Canal Reviewer: Harry Arnold A COVER taster on the book Bridgewater Canal Through Time states ‘The No.1 Best Selling Colour Local History Series’ so the format of...

Riverside Lane by Ginger Black

A fictional tale with an air of authenticity Reviewer: Elizabeth Rogers WHERE better to choose for the setting of a fictional story than by placing it in the author’s own surroundings? There the location...

A lot of boat for you money.

Nottingham Boat Company is attracting loads of interest in its wide beam range of boats. Phil Pickin went to find out why. IT’S funny how tastes change and how trends establish themselves. Until recently...

Man of Iron

Thomas Telford and the building of Britain Reviewer: Robert Davies IN THE preface of his book Man of Iron, author Julian Glover, who was chief speechwriter to David Cameron, suggests that ‘in the years...

Middle Level Navigation Notes 2017

A cruising guide to the Middle Level waterways Reviewer: Harry Arnold ANYONE using the Middle Level section of the Fenland waterways should get the latest edition of the Commissioners’ cruising instructions Middle Level Navigation...

The Stowaway by Mike Simmons

A narrowboat adventure for younger readers Reviewer: Janet Richardson A TALE about a young lad who ran away – from – the circus to join the crew of a narrow boat,The Stowaway is aimed...

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