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Narrow dog to Wigan Pier

By: Darlington, Terry

0857500635 / 9780857500632
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United Kingdom
20 cm 353 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white, and colour)
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Reprint. Maps on inside covers. Originally published: 2012.

At seventy-five, Terry and Monica Darlington had done everything they could think of doing, including starting a business and becoming athletes and running a literary society.Lately they had become boating adventurers and Terry a bestselling writer.

But in their Midlands canal town in November, life was looking dull and short on surprises. Then their famous canal boat was destroyed by fire.

Within a few days they had bought a new one and soon headed north in the Phyllis May 2 - to Liverpool, Lancaster, the Pennines and Wigan Pier.

Terry recorded the journey, and alongside it the story of his life and his marriage and his dog Jim, with his broken ear like a flat cap, and Monica's dog Jess, known with heartbreaking reason as the Flying Catastrophe. Funny, affecting and beautifully told, this is a story that brims with incident and excitement, and is full of the famous and fascinating people the Darlingtons have met - a story of an adventurous life well lived.


1DBKEN North West England, 1DBKEY North & North East England, BM Memoirs, WGGN Narrowboats & canals, WSSN Boating, WTL Travel writing

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