Water Ways

by Jasper Winn | Travel |
ISBN: 178283334X Global Overview for this book
Registered by Shahrun of Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on 8/25/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by Shahrun from Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, August 25, 2022
Wow! I don’t think the Canal & River trust could have picked a more perfect Writer in Residence if they’d tried. Talk about find the right person, at the right time to undertake a project like this. What we have here is a book with an amazing collection of well researched history & travel writing. It provides the reader with a fabulous window into Britain’s canals and it’s multitude of users. I really enjoyed every bit of it and learnt so much. Loved the pics (even if some were hard to depict due to being printed in black on normal pages). My only slight complaint would be that I would’ve liked more detailed maps of where he was in each chapter, included in the text for it maybe. I like to know where things are quite specifically at. I can’t wait to work my way though the further reading section to find out even more. I’ve already ordered some copies for friends and a spare to leave by a canal for a random reader.

So many bits I could quote here, but this on from P142 caught my attention:

“Other canal boats carried barrels of urine, needed as a mordant in dying cloth in the Yorkshire mills; embarrassed boat crews might deny that was their cargo and claim to be carrying something more prestigious, but those in the know would meet the fibs with ‘you're taking the piss’.”

PS: I’m a Lock addict canal lover who dreams of having a house by the canals one day, with a little boat of my own at the end of the garden to go off exploring in. I’m too much of a stuff-a-holic to live aboard myself.

Journal Entry 2 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, November 20, 2022

Released 6 mos ago (11/20/2022 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom


Packing up to post off to a fellow BookCrosser as my very belated side of a swap. Happy reading! I really enjoyed this one.

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Journal Entry 3 by millycat at Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 23, 2022
Apologoes fpr the delay in journalling this book, thankyou very much for the trade.

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