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Journey Without End by David Bolton, 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 .
Slow Boat Through England by Frederic Doerflinger, Edition: soft back (Comet Book), ISBN: 0 86379 119 0, 256 pages, Published by W H Allen & co Plc, in 1986, Written in 1970, Guide to and description of waterways holidays. Order now from .
The Flower of Gloster by Ernest Temple Thurston, Edition: paperback, ISBN: 0-86299-305-9, 146 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1984, Written in 1911, An illustrated version of the classic description of an early pleasure trip on the canals. Order now from .
Slow Boat Through Pennine Waters by Frederic Doerflinger, Edition: soft back (Comet Book), ISBN: 0-86379-120-4, 256 pages, Published by Tandem, in 1986, Written in 1971, A cruising guide to the rivers and canals of northern England.. Order now from .
Exploring England by Canal by David Owen, ISBN: 0 7153 8768 5, 208 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1986, 16 pages of plates.. Order now from .
Britain's Holiday Waterways by Roy Westlake, ISBN: 0 85153 234 9, 96 pages, Published by D Bradford Barton Ltd, in 1975, Covers the Broads, Thames and many canals.. Order now from .
Canals and Rivers of Britain by Andrew Darwin, ISBN: 0 460 04207 6, 270 pages, Published by J M Dent, in 1976, Illustrated with b&w photographs and maps.. Order now from .
A Bit More Boating by Shirley Ginger, ISBN: 0-9519198-1-4, 180 pages, Published by Lucifer Press, in 1992, Account of cruising the Nene, Middle Level, Grand Union, Thames, Oxford, BCN and Stratford waterways.. Order now from .
Lord Orford's Voyage round the Fens in 1774 by H J K Jenkins, Edition: 2nd rev edition, ISBN: 1 870724 43 7, 64 pages, Published by Cambridgeshire Libraries Publications, in 1993, Three contempory accounts of the voyage by Mr Thomas Roberts, Mr Geo. Farrington and Lord Orford. Introduction by H J K Jenkins.. Order now from .
A Grand Tour of England's Waterways by Jean Calder, 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 .
Old Father Thames & Sleeping Beauty by John Cook, 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 .
Voyage in a Bowler Hat by Hugh Malet, ISBN: 0 947712 02 X, 252 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1985, Written in 1960, Order now from .
Athene - The Odyssey Continues by Anthony H Lewis, ISBN: 0 9532033 2 8, 249 pages, Published by Published by the author, A sequel Athene - Anatomy of a Dream. The record of two years of extensive cruising.. Order now from .
Slow Boat Through England by Frederic Doerflinger, Edition: Paperback, ISBN: 0 4260 4976 4, 250 pages, Published by Tandem, in 1970, Written in 1970, Guide to and description of waterways holidays. Order now from .
Canals Are My World by Iris Bryce, 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 .
Snail's Pace by Gabrielle Lorenz, ISBN: 0 9519058 2 1, 329 pages, Published by John & Margaret Fletcher, in 2000, A voyage by Calder & Hebble keel from the wateways of northern England to France, Holland and Belgium.. Order now from .
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow by A J Mackinnon, ISBN: 0 95381 805 5, 356 pages, Published by Seafarer Books, in 2002, A voyage around the inland waterways in a Mirror class sailing dingy the across the channel and on to the Black Sea.. Order now from .
The Water Road - A Narrowboat Odyssey by Paul Gogarty, ISBN: 1 86105 515 3, 364 pages, Published by Robson Books, in 2002, A four-month tour of the waterways from the Thames to the Yorkshire Dales.. Order now from .
Fruit Flies like a Banana - England by canal and classic car. by Steve Haywood, ISBN: 184024 3511, Published by Summersdale Publishers Ltd, in 2004, Order now from .
In the Wake of the 'Flower of Gloster' by John Kemplay, ISBN: 0 9518964 2 3, 74 pages, Published by Ronald Crowhurst, in 2004, A reconstruction of Temple Thurston's voyage of 1911 as described in his book 'The Flower of Gloster'.. Order now from .
Canals Are My Home by Iris Bryce, 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 .
No Place to Moor by Joan McAdam, ISBN: 978-1-85858-437-9, Published by Brewin Books, in 2009, A record of a voyage up the Thames from Reading to Lechlade in 2007, when storms and floods were widespread.. Order now from .
Narrow Margins by Marie Browne, 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 .
Alice in Waterland : Lewis Carroll and the River Thames in Oxford by Mark J Davis, ISBN: 978-1-904955-72-6, Published by Signal Books, in 2010, Using Carroll's diary the book relates his many river trips to his "Alice" stories.. Order now from .
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