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Jake Abram Tugs, Barges and Me ISBN: 1 85216 104 3, 55 pages, Published by Neil Richardson, in 1996, Subtitled Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal Memories. A4 card covered book describing work on the canals and in the docks. Order now from Amazon

Robert Aickman Know Your Waterways 132 pages, Published by Templeprint, Intoductory guide to the Inland Waterways.

Robert Aickman The Story of Our Inland Waterways 67 pages, Published by Pitman & Sons, in 1955,

Robert Aickman Know Your Waterways Edition: New Revised Edition, 112 pages, Published by Coram (Publishers) Ltd, Paperback guide to the waterways.

Robert Aickman The River Runs Uphill Edition: 1st, ISBN: 0-907864-38-4, 210 pages, Published by J M Pearson & Son, in 1986, The first chairman and co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association gives his view of events from the founding of the IWA to 1950. Order now from Amazon

Niall Allsop The Kennet & Avon Canal Edition: 4th, ISBN: 0 948975 28 8, 64 pages, Published by Millstream Books, in 2000, Popular guide to the canal. Order now from Amazon

Roger Alsop and Graham Dodkins Working Boats 159 pages, Published by Publisher not known, in 1988, The last days of canal carrying in Britain.

J Anderson Leicestershire Canals Published by A B Printers, in 1976,

J B L Anderson The Upper Thames 301 pages, Published by Eyre Methuen, in 1979, Two chapters on cruising and navigation.

Harry Arnold The Llangollen Canal ISBN: 978-1-84306-335-3, 160 pages, Published by Landmark Publishing, in 2008, New and old photos of the canal by this well known waterways photographer. Order now from Amazon

W H R Ashford and U A Forbes Our Waterways. A History of Inland Navigation considered as a Branch of Water Conservancy 336 pages, Published by Murray, in 1906,

Peter Ashley Grand Unions ISBN: 1 84159 083 5, 80 pages, Published by Everyman Pocket Books, in 2003, Excellent photographs of canals, not limited to the Grand Union as the title might imply, but the captions are not to be relied upon. Order now from Amazon

A K Astbury The Black Fens Published by Golden Head Press, in 1958,

Glen Atkinson Barton's Bridges ISBN: 1 85216 146 9, 48 pages, Published by Neil Richardson, in 2002, The history of the many crossing in this area, the first over the Mersey & Irwell Navigation and the later ones over the Mancgester Ship Canal. Order now from Amazon

Mary Atkinson The Thameside Book 112 pages, Published by Osprey, in 1973,

Paul Atterbury English Rivers and Canals Edition: American Ed, ISBN: 1 85605 171 4, 152 pages, Published by English Tourist Board, in 1984, Generously illustrated in colour. Order now from Amazon

Paul Atterbury Exploring Britain's Canals ISBN: 0 00 218534 2, 192 pages, Published by HarperCollins, in 1994, A description of 10 waterways and a general gazetter, well illustrated with colour photographs by Ian Burgum. Order now from Amazon

Richard Attwood and David Jowett Cotswold Canals ISBN: 978-0-9561743-0-7, Published by Cotswold Canals Trust, in 2009, A walker's guide to the Cotswold Canals from the Severn through the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn canals to the River Thames. Order now from Amazon

C J Aubertin A Caravan Afloat 155 pages, Published by Shepperton Swan, in 1982, Written in 1916, A reprint of an early (1916) account of a canal holiday 24 illustrations.

R Aughton and R W Johnson The River Tyne, Its Trade & Facilities. An Official Handbook... 120 pages, Published by Andrew Reid, in 1930, This illustrated handbook, with folding map, was issued by the Tyne Improvement Commission, with R W Johnson and R Aughton as editors.

Kathleen Balchin Gongoozlers at the Gate ISBN: 0 9530511 0 2, 144 pages, Published by Silverswan, in 1997, The author and her husband spent three years in the 1980s as lock keepers at Tewkesbury on the Lower Avon. This is an account of their time there. Order now from Amazon

Mark Baldwin and Anthony Burton Canals A New Look Edition: First, ISBN: 0 85033 516 7, 195 pages, Published by Phillimore & Co., in 1984, Reference book. Order now from Amazon

Mark Baldwin Canal Books Edition: First, 98 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1984, A Guide to the Literature of the Waterways.

Terry Balfe The Shannon Book Published by Irish Shell & Bord Failte,

E & P W Ball Holiday Cruising on the Thames 145 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1970,

J Banks and P Hume Fun on the Waterways Published by Penwork Ltd., in 1972,

Emrhys Barrell The Inland Waterways Manual ISBN: 0-7136 3693-9, 193 pages, Published by Adlard Coles Ltd., in 1993, "A complete guide to boating on rivers, lakes & canals" Order now from Amazon

J Barron A History of the Ribble Navigation, From Preston to the sea. 503 pages, Published by Corporation of Preston, in 1938, A scholarly illustrated book published to mark 100 years in which the navigation was owned by Preston Corporation.

Nicholas Barton The Lost Rivers of London 148 pages, Published by Phoenix, in 1962,

Nicholas Barton The Lost Rivers of London Edition: Revised - hardback, Published by Historical Publications Ltd, in 1998, Written in 1962,

Margaret Beardsmore Measham Ware 32 pages, Published by Published by the author, The illustrated history of htis distinctive pottery that has long been associated with the Ashby Canal.

Brian Bearshaw Towpaths of England 189 pages, Published by Hale, in 1985,

H Benham Down Tops'l - The story of East Coast Sailing Barges Edition: 2nd edition, revised, 192 pages, Published by George G Harrap & Co., in 1971, This illustrated work includes river and creek navigation on the Crouch, Colne and Roach.

Warren Berry The Kennet and Avon Navigation: A History Edition: First, ISBN: 978-1-86077-564-2, Published by Phillimore & Co., in 2009, A well illustrated history of the canal. Order now from Amazon

V Bibby Saranne Published by Longmans, in 1973, Childrens story set in the Midland canals of the nineteenth cenury.

David E Bick The Hereford & Gloucester Canal Published by Pound House, in 1979,

David E Bick The Hereford & Gloucester Canal Edition: 2nd edition softback, 104 pages, Published by Oakwood Press, in 1994, Written in 1979,

David E Bick The Hereford & Gloucester Canal Edition: 3rd edition, ISBN: 0 85361 599 3, 112 pages, Published by Oakwood Press, in 2003, An Illustrated history of the canal. Fully revised and updated for this edition. Order now from Amazon

Gordon Biddle and Charles Hadfield The Canals of North West England (1) ISBN: 07153 49562, 236 pages, Published by David & Charles, Volume 1. Order now from Amazon

Gordon Biddle and Charles Hadfield The Canals of North West England (2) ISBN: 07153 49929, 260 pages, Published by David & Charles, Volume 2. Order now from Amazon

Gordon Biddle Pennine Waterway - Pictorial History Published by Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd, in 1977,

Gordon Biddle Lancashire Waterways Published by Dalesman Publishing Co Ltd, in 1980,

Nick Billingham Waterways - Images from an Industrial Age ISBN: 0 7524 1725 8, 128 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2000, An illustrated introduction to the history of the waterways. Order now from Amazon

Nick Billingham Narrow Boat Care and Maintenance ISBN: 1 8522 3861 5, 144 pages, Published by Helmsman Books, in 1995, A practical manual for the narrowboat owner. Order now from Amazon

Nick Billingham Stratford Canal ISBN: 07524 2122 0, 128 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2003, An illustrated history of the canal and its restoration. Order now from Amazon

David Blagrove Bread upon the Waters Edition: 1st edition, 224 pages, Published by Pearson, Burton on Trent, in 1984, An illustrated account of the commercial inland waterway routes.

David Blagrove Bread upon the Waters Edition: Paperback edition, ISBN: 0 947712 27 5, 224 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1995, Written in 1984, Describes the author's experiences of working on the waterways in the 1960s, from a trip boat on the River Kennet at Reading to a pair of working boats in the Willow Wren fleet. Order now from Amazon

David Blagrove Waterways of Northamptonshire ISBN: 0 905391 14 4, 224 pages, Published by Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Service, in 1990, Written in 1990, Covers the navigable rivers and canals of the county. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Order now from Amazon

David Blagrove At the Heart of the Waterways...Braunston...a Canal History 100 pages, Published by Bridgewater Canal Company, in 1995, A history of the waterways and the local communities part in their story. Illustrated with prints, maps and photographs.

David Blagrove The Quiet Waters By Edition: 1st, ISBN: 0 947712 35 6, 248 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1998, The story of the author's time spent as a Thames Lock keeper and of some canal trips made at this period. Published in paperback as number 7 of the Working Waterways series. Order now from Amazon

David Blagrove At the Heart of the Waterways Edition: Updated vesion., ISBN: 1 871918 05 7, 96 pages, Published by Buchebroc Press, in 2003, Sub-titled "The story of the canals in the village of Braunston, Northamptonshire". Order now from Amazon

David Blagrove Two Centries of Service - The story of the Canal at Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth ISBN: 1871918138, 128 pages, Published by Wharfside, in 2005, The history of the tunnel, openned in 1805, and of the villages at either end. Order now from Amazon

David Blagrove The Inland Waterways Association: Saving Britain's Canal and River Navigations ISBN: 0-7524-3158-7, 128 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2006, An illustrated history of the IWA from its founding in 1946 to 2006. Order now from Amazon

Andrew Hunter Blair Fenland Waterways ISBN: 0 85288 759 0, 55 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 2004, A guide book to the Middle Level Waterways with maps and full commentary. Order now from Amazon

John Blair Waterways & Canal-Building in Medieval England Edition: first, ISBN: 978-0-19-921715-1, Published by Oxford University Press, in 2007, Canal building between 950 and 1250 described in a series of academic articles edited by John Blair Order now from Amazon

William Bliss Canoeing - The Art & Practice of Canoeing on English Rivers, Navigations & Canals, etc Edition: 2nd edition, revised., 288 pages, Published by Methuen London Ltd, in 1947, With folding map.

William Bliss The Heart of England by Waterway Edition: 1st edition, 192 pages, Published by Witherby, in 1933, With folding map.

Alan Bloom The Fens Published by Trent, in 1953,

B Blower The Mersey Ancient and Modern Edition: 1st edition, 88 pages, Published by E Howell, in 1878, A short description and history of trade on the Mersey, illustrated by lithographs.

H Bode James Brindley Published by Shire Publications Ltd, in 1973,

A H Body Canals & Waterways (It Happened Around Manchester) Published by University of London Press, in 1969,

A H Body and Roy Gallop The Glastonbury Canal ISBN: 0 946217 08 4, 48 pages, Published by Fiducia Press, in 2001, A short history of this canal which opened in 1833 and closed about 30 years later. Order now from Amazon

Reginald R Bolland Victorians on the Thames Edition: 3rd edition, ISBN: 1 898594 17 1, 128 pages, Published by Parapress Ltd., in 1995, Written in 1974, Order now from Amazon

David Bolton Journey Without End ISBN: 0 413 151107, 191 pages, Published by Methuen London Ltd, in 1987, Written in 1987, A voyage through the English waters. An account of an 18 month trip with his wife Lynda. Order now from Amazon

David Bolton Race Against Time ISBN: 0 413 63470 1, 270 pages, Published by Methuen London Ltd, in 1990, Sub-titled "How Britain's Waterways were saved" this book tells the story of the Inland Waterways Association from its founding to the re-opening of the Stratford Canal in 1964. Order now from Amazon

Peter Bonthron My Holidays on Inland Waterways - 2000 Miles Cruising by Motor Boat & Pleasure Skiff ... Edition: 1st edition, 186 pages, Published by Thomas Murby, in 1916, Title continues "on the Canals & Rivers of Great Britain". Early account of waterway pleasure trips. Published with illustrations and a folding map.

Graham Booth The Narrowboat Builder's Book ISBN: 1870002717, 112 pages, Published by Waterways World Ltd, in 1999, All you need to know from buying a shell, engine and other equipment through all the stages of design, fitting out and finishing. Order now from Amazon

Cyril T G Boucher John Rennie, 1761 - 1821 Edition: First, 149 pages, Published by Manchester University Press, in 1963, Subtitled "The Life and Work of a Great Engineer". Includes a technical appreciation of his work as well as details of the life of the engineer.

Cyril T G Boucher James Brindley Engineer 1716-1772 130 pages, Published by Goose & Son, in 1968, The life and work of this famous engineer with photographs and illustrations of many of the structures and machines that he built.

Cyril T G Boucher James Brindley Engineer 1716-1772 130 pages, Published by Tee Publishing, in 1999, Written in 1968,

Joseph Boughey and Charles Hadfield Hadfield's British Canals Edition: Eigth Edition, ISBN: 0 7509 0017 2, 345 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1994, A new title for the 8th edition of "British Canals" originally written in 1950 by Charles Hadfield now extensively revised by Joseph Boughey. Order now from Amazon

Joseph Boughey Charles Hadfield Canal man and more Edition: 1st, ISBN: 0-7509-1052-6, 223 pages, Published by Sutton Publishing, in 1998, Written in 1998, A biography of the canal historian plus autobiographical writings by Charles Hadfield. Order now from Amazon

Joseph Boughey and Charles Hadfield Hadfield's British Canals Edition: Eigth Edition, ISBN: 1 84015 024 6, 350 pages, Published by Budding Books, in 1998, Written in 1994, A new title for the 8th edition of "British Canals" originally written in 1950 by Charles Hadfield now extensively revised by Joseph Boughey. Order now from Amazon

Joseph Boughey and Charles Hadfield British Canals: The Standard History ISBN: 978-0-7524-4667-7, 250 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2008, Written in 1950, An updated version of Hadield's British Canals first published in 1950 and regarded as the standard text book of canal history ever since. Order now from Amazon

Geoffrey Boumphrey Down the River Edition: Hardback, 127 pages, Published by George Allen & Unwin Publishers Ltd, in 1936, It details a canoe journey down the Severn from Newtown to Pangbourne on the Thames via the Thames and Severn canal. It contains 15 plates.

Paul Bowen and Thomas Pellow Canal to Llangollen ISBN: 0 9478 4901 7, 64 pages, Published by Landscape Press, in 1987, The history of the Llangollen Canal. Order now from Amazon

Derek Bowskill Northeast Waterways ISBN: 0 85288 099 5, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 1985, Order now from Amazon

Derek Bowskill The River Medway Edition: Revised edition, ISBN: 0 85288 221 1, 41 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 1993, Guide of the river from Gillingham to Tonbridge with 4 inch to the mile maps. Order now from Amazon

Derek Bowskill The River Medway ISBN: 0852 88391 9, 34 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 1998, Guide of the river from Gillingham to Tonbridge with 4 inch to the mile maps. Order now from Amazon

Gerald Box Clinging On ISBN: 0 9545056 0 3, 110 pages, Published by Ambion, The Moria Cut, coal and the last days of carrying. The history of commercial carrying on the Ashby Canal from 1965 to 1980. Order now from Amazon

John Boyes and Ronald Russell The Canals of Eastern England ISBN: 0 7153 7415 X, 368 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1977, Order now from Amazon

B Bracegirdle Great Engineers & Their Works - Thomas Telford Edition: 1st edition, 112 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1973, This well illustrated record of Telford's work includes his achievements in canal building.

Cyril Bracegirdle The Dark River ISBN: 0 85427 033 7, Published by Sherratt & Hughes, in 1973, About the river Irwell in and around Manchester, and the tales and characters associated with it over the years. Order now from Amazon

L Braithwaite Canals in Towns Published by A & C Black, in 1976,

Adrian Bristow George Smith the Children's Friend Edition: Softback, ISBN: 0 9535 0020 9, 181 pages, Published by Imogen, in 1999, The story of this social reformer who fought to improve the conditions for children on working boats. Order now from Amazon

S R Broadbridge The Birmingham Canal Navigations, Vol. 1 1768 - 1846 Edition: 1st edition, 205 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1974, Illustrated

Ivan E Broadhead Up the Cut - An Anthology of Inland Waterways ISBN: 0 7509 0585 9, 201 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1994, A collection of 57 articles and 33 poems originallly written for BW's in-house journal. Order now from Amazon

Ivor H Broadhead Portrait of the Yorkshire Ouse 188 pages, Published by Hale, in 1982,

Miner K Brotherton The 12 Volt Bible for Boats Edition: 2003 edition, ISBN: 0 7136 6703 6, 194 pages, Published by Adlard Coles Ltd., in 2003, A nuts and bolts primer on 12-volt electical sysems for boatowners who are not skilled electricians. Order now from Amazon

Marie Browne Narrow Margins ISBN: 978-1907016004, Published by Accent Press, in 2009, The story of novice boaters who buy a boat to use as a home and take it across the country by rivers and canals. Order now from Amazon

Derek Brumhead and Terry Wyke Moving Manchester ISBN: 00 0950 4699, 298 pages, Published by Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, in 2005, Covers waterways and other forms of transport in and around Manchester. Order now from Amazon

Iris Bryce The Hidden Box ISBN: 0 905 366 301, 67 pages, Published by Belmont Press, in 1994, Childrens' book based on real canal locations. Order now from Amazon

Iris Bryce Canals Are My Home 144 pages, Published by Publisher not known, in 1979, Hardback account of a couple who go to live on a boat.

Iris Bryce Canals Are My World Edition: Paperback, ISBN: 0-90786-435-X, 160 pages, Published by J M Pearson & Son, in 1986, Written in 1986, The third and final book describing the voyages of the narrow boat Bix. Order now from Amazon

Iris Bryce Canals Are My Life Edition: First, 104 pages, Published by Kenneth Mason, in 1982, Following "Canals Are My Home" this is the second of three books describing life on a narrowboat.

Iris Bryce Canals Are My Home ISBN: 1 899597 17 4, 224 pages, Published by W D Wharton, in 2004, Written in 1979, A new edition of life aboard the narrowboat Bix first published in 1979. Many added photographs. Order now from Amazon

J H O Bunge The Tideless Thames in Future London Published by Frederick Muller, in 1944,

David H Burlingham To Maintain and Improve ISBN: 0 7524 1756 8, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2000, The history of the Lower Avon Trust and their restoraton work on the river. Order now from Amazon

Tony Burnip Waterways Journal 72 pages, Published by The Boat Museum Society, in 1999, First of a planned annual issue of this journal of waterways research.

Tony Burnip Waterways Journal - Volume 6 72 pages, Published by The Boat Museum Society, in 2004, Varoius article on waterways history.

Tony Burnip and Various Waterways Journal - Volume 7 72 pages, Published by The Boat Museum Society, in 2005, Varoius article on waterways history.

Anthony Burton The Great Days of the Canals ISBN: 0-7153-9264-6, 224 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1989, Written in 1989, Covers canals past and present. Good illustrations in B&W and colour. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton and Mark Baldwin Canals A New Look Edition: First, ISBN: 0 85033 516 7, 195 pages, Published by Phillimore & Co., in 1984, Reference book. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton Backdoor Britain 189 pages, Published by Andre Deutsch, in 1977,

Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt Canals in Colour Edition: First Ed, ISBN: 0 7137 0715 1, 176 pages, Published by Blandford, in 1974, 84 colour plates and 28 b/w photos by Derek Pratt. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton The Canal Builders Edition: 2nd edition, ISBN: 0 7153 8120 2, 230 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1981, Illustrated Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton The Changing River, An Account of Some British Waters & Their History Edition: 1st edition, 158 pages, Published by Victor Gollancz, in 1982, "A fresh insight into the importance of Britain's rivers". Illustrated.

Anthony Burton The Waterways of Britian, A Guide to the Canals and Rivers of England, Scotland and Wales Edition: 1st edition, ISBN: 0 00 218047 2, 176 pages, Published by Collins Willow, in 1983, An illustrated work that includes a detailed gazetter plus practical information and history. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt Canal Edition: 1st edition, 96 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1976, Many photographs by Derek Pratt displaying his usual high standards.

Anthony Burton Canal Mania ISBN: 1 85410 240 0, 240 pages, Published by Aurum Press Ltd, in 1993, Produced to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Great Canal Mania of 1793. Very well illustrated with archive and contemporary material. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton The Canal Builders Edition: Revised (3rd ?), ISBN: 0 947712 21 6, 256 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1993, An updated version of this history of canal building. Illustrated. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton and Neil Curtis The Grand Union Canal Walk ISBN: 1 85410 244 3, 168 pages, Published by Aurum Press Ltd, in 1993, Comprehensive and detailed guide with full colour maps and photographs by Derek Pratt. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton Thomas Telford - A New Persective ISBN: 1 85410 652 X, 232 pages, Published by Aurum Press Ltd, in 1999, A new look at this great civil engineer, subject of several previous books. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt The Anatomy of Canals - The Early Years ISBN: 0 7524 2137 9, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2001, A detailed study of how canals developed from the 1790s. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt The Anatomy of Canals - The Mania Years ISBN: 0 7524 2385 1, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2003, The second book in a trilogy studying of how canals developed from the 1790s. Order now from Amazon

Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt The Anatomy of Canals: Decline & Renewal ISBN: 0 7524 2810 1, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2003, The third book in the Anatomy of Canals series covering the years from the Railway Mania to the present day. Order now from Amazon

W Byford-Jones Vagabonding Through the Midlands Edition: 1st edition, 208 pages, Published by Heath Cranton, in 1935, Includes a pleasure trip by narrowboat from Wolverhampton to Llangollen.

G Cadbury and S P Dobbs Canals and Inland Waterways Edition: 1st edition, 160 pages, Published by Pitman & Sons, in 1929, Illustrated.

Jean Calder A Grand Tour of England's Waterways ISBN: 0 946328 59 5, 72 pages, Published by Thornhill Press, in 1995, Describes a 1982 summer cruise. No illustrations or map. Order now from Amazon

Gerry Calderbank Leominster & its Waterways 52 pages, Published by LC Promotions, in 2001,

Roger Calvert Inland Waterways of Britain 56 pages, Published by Ian Allan, in 1963, 40 photos

A D Cameron The Caledonian Canal Edition: First, 164 pages, Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd, in 1972, An illustrated history.

A D Cameron The Crinan Canal Published by Published by the author, in 1978,

A D Cameron The Caledonian Canal Edition: 3rd edition, ISBN: 1 898410 37 2, 166 pages, Published by Canongate Academic, in 1994, Written in 1972, Revised edition of the 1972 work with an additional chapter and an updating of information in the light of new historical research. Order now from Amazon

Gilly Cameron-Cooper Walking London's Docks, Rivers & Canals ISBN: 1 84330 902 5, 184 pages, Published by New Holland, in 2005, A good guide to the capital's waterside walks with map and illustrations. Order now from Amazon

Roger Cansdale and Dieter Jebens Basingstoke Canal ISBN: 978-0-7524-3103-1, Published by Tempus, in 2007, Written in 2007, A pictorial history of the Basingstoke Canal. Order now from Amazon

David Carden The Anderton Boat Lift ISBN: 0 9533028 6 5, 180 pages, Published by Black Dwarf, in 2000, An excellent book on this unique waterways structure. Order now from Amazon

David Carden and Neil Parkhouse A Guide to the Anderton Boat Lift ISBN: 1 903 59905 9, 48 pages, Published by Black Dwarf, in 2002, An historical guide to the Anderton Boat Lift. Order now from Amazon

Humphrey Carpenter The Joshers 120 pages, Published by Allen & Unwin, in 1977, Children's waterway story.

Anna Carter Stourport-on-Severn ISBN: 0 7524 2058 5, 128 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2000, Historic photographs of this canal and river port. Order now from Amazon

W B Carter The Restoration and Development of the Bedford Ouse ISBN: 1 904136 25 7, 85 pages, Published by John Nickalls, in 2005, An illustrated history of the restoration of the river. Order now from Amazon

Simon Castens and Roger Halse The Somersetshire Coal Canal - A pictorial Journey ISBN: 0 9489 755 8 X, 48 pages, Published by Millstream Books, in 2000, History of the canal. Order now from Amazon

V Cecil Cotes Two Girls on a Barge Published by Chatto & Windus, in 1891, The story of a two week pioneering canal holiday.

V Cecil Cotes Two Girls on a Barge Edition: New, 177 pages, Published by Chatto & Windus, in 1894, Describes a trip from Paddington to Coventry orgiginally published in 1891. Illustrated.

T Chaplin Narrow Boats ISBN: 1 8735 8034 7, 232 pages, Published by Whittet Books Ltd, in 1997, Written in 1978, Illustrated history of the narrowboat. Order now from Amazon

T Chaplin Short History of the Narrow Boat 46 pages, Published by Published by the author, in 1988, Written in 1974,

R E Chase and Chris Cove-Smith Pilotage on Inland Waterways 183 pages, Published by Yachting & Boating, in 1970, Complete Guide to Boat Handling on Rivers and Canals.

Robert Cheetham-Houghton Burscough Boatmen: Their Marriages and their Boats ISBN: 1 901231 12 7, 52 pages, Published by Countyvise, in 1999, A history, with photographs, of the boating families of this small town on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Order now from Amazon

Bernard W Chell Nottingham's Lost Canal ISBN: 1 874754 44 6, 120 pages, Published by Happy Walking (John Merrill), in 1995, Informative history and route description of the Cromford Canal. Order now from Amazon

Bernard W Chell Nottingham Canal ISBN: 0 7524 3759 3, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2006, A history and guide to the canal. Order now from Amazon

Richard Chester-Browne and Steven Parker A Towpath Guide to the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Edition: Revised, 63 pages, Published by Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal Society, in 1992, Guide with maps first published in 1989.

Richard Chester-Browne The Other Sixty Miles Edition: Revised, 48 pages, Published by Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, in 1991, "A survey of the abandoned canals of Birmingham and the Black Country". First published in 1981. Illustrations and coloured map.

Noel Christopher In the Arm: The story of North Cheshire Cruising Club ISBN: 978-0-74780-759-9, Published by North Cheshire Cruising Club, in 2010, The story of this club, founded in 1943,and its part in the fight against canal clousures. Order now from Amazon

A L Clamp Let's Explore Old Waterways in Devon Published by Westway Publications, in 1970,

Earnest Clark Upgate and Downgate - Working the Chesterfield Canal in the 1930s ISBN: 1 874718 54 7, 192 pages, Published by Hallamshire Press, in 2000, Order now from Amazon

R Clark Black Sailed Traders Published by David & Charles, in 1972,

J N Clarke The Horncastle and Tattershall Canal Edition: First, 96 pages, Published by Oakwood Press, in 1990,

Mike Clarke and Allison Hewitt Liverpool and its Canal ISBN: 0-95161293X, 112 pages, Published by Merseyside Port Folios, in 1992, Informative but lacks good presentation. Order now from Amazon

Mike Clarke Around and About The Leeds & Liverpool Canal 112 pages, Published by Milepost Research, in 1992, Comprehensive, A5 size, tourist guide. Illustrated with coloured maps, line drawings and photographs.

Mike Clarke and Harrold Crabtree Railway on the Water ISBN: 0 9522592 0 6, 120 pages, Published by Sobriety Project, in 1993, Written by Crabtree and edited by Clarke this book deals with the operation of the Tom Pudding compartment boats that operated on the Aire & Calder Navigation. Order now from Amazon

Mike Clarke The Aire & Calder Navigation ISBN: 0 7524 1715 0, 128 pages, Published by Tempus, in 1999, A photographic record of the past and present commercial traffic. Part of the Images of England Series. Order now from Amazon

Mike Clarke The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Edition: reprint of 1994 paperback, ISBN: 1 85936 013 0, 288 pages, Published by Carnegie Press, in 2003, Written in 1990, A history and guide. Order now from Amazon

Mike Clarke and Hans-Joachim Uhlemann Canal Lifts and Inclines of the World Edition: Hardback, ISBN: 0 9543181 0 2, 159 pages, Published by Internat, in 2002, From the original German edition, translated and revised by Mike Clarke. Order now from Amazon

Mike Clarke Liverpool and its Canal Edition: Revised and expanded, ISBN: 9 781843 063360, Published by Landmark Publishing, in 2007, Covers the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and its history, in connection with the city, up to the present day. Order now from Amazon

Mike Clarke and Sam Yates Brightwork ISBN: 0-9519236-2-5, Published by Milepost Research, in 2009, An examination of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal wide boat and its traditional decoration. Order now from Amazon

Kenneth R Clew The Exeter Canal 112 pages, Published by Phillimore & Co., in 1984, 15 plates 16 illustrations

Kenneth R Clew The Somersetshire Coal Canal & Railways Edition: 1st edition, 176 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1970, Illustrated.

Kenneth R Clew Wessex Waterway 64 pages, Published by Moonraker Press, in 1978, A lock by lock guide to the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Kenneth R Clew The Kennet and Avon Canal Edition: Third revised, ISBN: 0 7153 8656 5, 224 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1985, Written in 1968, An illustrated History Order now from Amazon

Kenneth R Clew The Dorset and Somerset Canal 116 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1971,

Mary Cockett Boat Girl 104 pages, Published by Chatto, Boyd & Oliver, in 1972, Childrens story featuring the education of canal children.

C L Colbourne Practical Boat Handling on Rivers and Canals 74 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1977, 8 pages of photos.

C L Colbourne Practical Boat Handling on the Thames Published by David & Charles, in 1977,

Paul Collins Black Country Canals Edition: Paperback reprint, ISBN: 0 7509 2031 9, 128 pages, Published by Sutton Publishing, in 2002, Written in 2001, Order now from Amazon

Hugh J Compton The Oxford Canal Edition: 1st edition, ISBN: 0 7153 7238 6, 171 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1976, Illustrated. Order now from Amazon

Tony Conder Canal Narrowboats and Barges ISBN: 0 7478 0587 3, 56 pages, Published by Shire Publications Ltd, in 2004, Covers working and pleasure boats from the early days of the canals to the present. Order now from Amazon

Hugh Conway-Jones The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal ISBN: 0 7524 1709 6, 128 pages, Published by Tempus, in 1999, Canal history in old photographs. Part of the Images of England Series. Order now from Amazon

Hugh Conway-Jones Working Life on Severn & Canal 184 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1990, Reminiscences of working boatmen.

Hugh Conway-Jones The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Edition: 2nd, ISBN: 0 7524 2789 X, 192 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2003, An illustrated history of the canal. Order now from Amazon

Hugh Conway-Jones Gloucester Docks: An Historical Guide ISBN: 978-1903599-15-0, Published by Black Dwarf, in 2009, A history of the Docks with photographs. Order now from Amazon

Hugh Conway-Jones The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Edition: Update of the Tempus 2003 edition, ISBN: 978-1-84868-601-4, Published by Amberley, in 2010, An illustrated history of the canal. Order now from Amazon

John Cook Old Father Thames & Sleeping Beauty ISBN: 0 9527009 6 4, 82 pages, Published by Petmac Publications, in 1996, A 1992 trip on the Thames and newly reopened Kennet & Avon Canal. Order now from Amazon

Gary Cookson A Home Afloat - Living Aboard Vessels of All Shapes and Sizes ISBN: 0 9757346 0 1, 112 pages, Published by 20/21 Publications, Examples with photographs of a number of floating homes of various types. Order now from Amazon

F S Cooper Handbook of Sailing Barges Published by Adlard Coles Ltd., in 1967,

Doris Coppell Kiwi Afloat ISBN: 0-476-00982-0, Published by Published by the author, in 2007, The story of this New Zealander's boating adventures on the Yorkshire canals during the 1970s. Order now from Amazon

J Corbett The River Irwell Published by E J Morten, in 1974, Believed to be a reprint of a 1907 book.

Nick Corble Waterside Walks in Buckinghamshire ISBN: 1 85306 856 X, 96 pages, Published by Countryside Books, in 2004, Twenty circular walks some of which include the Grand Union Canal and its branches and the River Thames. Includes maps and photographs. Order now from Amazon

Nick Corble James Brindley - The First Canal Builder Edition: Paperback, ISBN: 0 7524 3259 1, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2005, Part biography, part thriller, this book tells how in a dozen short years one man defied 18th century society, scientific thinking and even accepted religious belief to realise his dream. Order now from Amazon

Nick Corble and Allan Ford Living Aboard ISBN: 0752445197, Published by Towpath Guides, A guide for all those considering living on a boat or for those who already do. It highlights the good and bad points of different options. Order now from Amazon

Nick Corble and Allan Ford Living Aboard ISBN: 978-0-7524-4519-9, Published by Tempus, in 2008, A guide to making a boat your permanent home. Order now from Amazon

J Corbridge A Pictorial History of the Mersey and Irwell Navigations 106 pages, Published by E J Morten, in 1979,

Margaret Cornish Troubled Waters - Memoirs of a Canal Boatwoman ISBN: 0-7090-2955-1, Published by Trent, in 1987, Written in 1987, Covers the author's life as a trainee boatwoman during the Second World War. Order now from Amazon

Margaret Cornish Still Waters, Mystery Tales of the Canals Edition: 1st edition, 186 pages, Published by Hale, in 1982, Illustrated.

Margaret Cornish Troubled Waters - Memoirs of a Canal Boatwoman Edition: Corrected, ISBN: 0 947712 25 9, 204 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1994, Written in 1987, Covers the author's life as a trainee boatwoman during the Second World War. Order now from Amazon

Euan Corrie Tales from the Old Inland Waterways ISBN: 0 7153 9452 5, 192 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1998, Stories of the past life on the waterways as told by the people who worked on them. Order now from Amazon

Dudley Courtman and John Marriage Tales of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation 72 pages, Published by Chelmer Canal Trust, in 2002, The history of the waterway told by various local people involved with the navigation.

Chris Cove-Smith and R E Chase Pilotage on Inland Waterways 183 pages, Published by Yachting & Boating, in 1970, Complete Guide to Boat Handling on Rivers and Canals.

Chris Cove-Smith London's Waterway Guide Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 1978,

Chris Cove-Smith Pilotage on Inland Waterways. Complete Guide to Boat Handling on Rivers and Canals 183 pages, Published by Yachting & Boating, in 1970, Technical illustrations.

Chris Cove-Smith The River Thames Book ISBN: 0 85288 399 4, 222 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 1998, A walking and boating guide to the Thames, Wey, Basingstoke Canal and to the eastern part of the Kennet & Avon Canal. Order now from Amazon

Chris Cove-Smith The River Thames Book ISBN: 0 85288 620 9, 218 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 1998, Covers Cricklade to the Thames barrier plus the River Wey, Basingstoke Canal and part of the Kennent & Avon. Order now from Amazon

David Crabbe An Inland waterways Guide to Supermarkets ISBN: 0 9550799 0 X, 48 pages, Published by Published by the author, in 2005, Order now from Amazon

Harrold Crabtree and Mike Clarke Railway on the Water ISBN: 0 9522592 0 6, 120 pages, Published by Sobriety Project, in 1993, Written by Crabtree and edited by Clarke this book deals with the operation of the Tom Pudding compartment boats that operated on the Aire & Calder Navigation. Order now from Amazon

J Craig The Locks of the Oxford Canal, A Journey from Oxford to Coventry Edition: 1st edition, 49 pages, Published by Whittington Press, in 1984, Each lock on the canal is illustrated by wood engravings and accompanying text. Issued as a limited edition of 350 copies.

Helen Cresswell The Barge Children Published by Brockhampton, in 1968, Childrens story concerning barge children starting school and their rejection as gypsies.

T A Croal A Book About Travelling, Past & Present. [The Sedan Chair, The Stage Coach, The Canal... Edition: 1st edition, 608 pages, Published by William P Nimmo, in 1877, The title continues "The Steamer, The Railway.]" pages 272 to 342 cover canals in the UK and abroad.

Dan Cross The Daniel Adamson : A Unique Survivor Published by Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, in 2010, The history of this Shropshire Union steam tug, launched in 1903. Full colour illustrations.

James Crowden Living Landscapes: Waterways ISBN: 0 7078 0347 0, 160 pages, Published by The National Trust, in 2004, Covers waterways in the widest sense and includes one chapter on canals. Order now from Amazon

Nigel Crowe English Heritage Book of Canals ISBN: 0 7134 6884 X, 136 pages, Published by Batsford, in 1994, Illustrated with sketches, maps and photographs (14 in colour). Order now from Amazon

M Cruickshank Thomas Telford Published by Keele Teaching Unit, in 1971,

T W Cubbon The Wizard Dee. A June Voyage from Bala to the Sea Edition: 1st edition, 176 pages, Published by Witherby, in 1934, Illustrated.

T W Cubbon Only a Little Cockboat Edition: First, 192 pages, Published by George Roberts, in 1928, Roughing it from Dee to Severn and Avon and Canals Between. The motorboat Bluebird's 30 day voyage.

D Cullimore Shardlow - 18th Century Port Published by Published by the author, in 1977,

Jane Cumberlidge Inland Waterways of Great Britain ISBN: 0 85288 355 2, 309 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 1998, A rewrite of the classic "Edwards" Navigation reference book. Order now from Amazon

Jane Cumberlidge The Inland Waterways of Ireland ISBN: 0 85288 424 9, 154 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 2002, A guide to the navigable waterways of Ireland. Order now from Amazon

Jane Cumberlidge Inland Waterways of Great Britain Edition: Ninth, ISBN: 978-184623-010-3, 420 pages, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, in 2009, The reference book covering all the navigable waterways, with tables of locks and distances. Order now from Amazon

Neil Curtis and Anthony Burton The Grand Union Canal Walk ISBN: 1 85410 244 3, 168 pages, Published by Aurum Press Ltd, in 1993, Comprehensive and detailed guide with full colour maps and photographs by Derek Pratt. Order now from Amazon

Edwin Cuss and Stanley Gardiner The Stroudwater and Severn canals in Old Photographs ISBN: 0 7509 0432 1, 159 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1993, A5 book containing nearly 300 photographs. Order now from Amazon

Edwin Cuss and Mike Mills The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals from Old Photographs Edition: Revised 1989 version, ISBN: 978-1-84868-786-8, Published by Amberley, in 2010, Written in 1989, A photographic history of these canals. Order now from Amazon

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