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Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier
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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. hen 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. unny, 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.
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A devastating fire prompts the bestselling author of Narrow Dog to Carcassonne to go on a meandering and very funny narrow boat journey north and look back on his rather remarkable life...

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TERRY DARLINGTON was an athlete and a businessman before becoming a writer. Like many Welshmen, he is ill at ease with practical matters and known to linger in public houses. He likes boating, but is not very good at it. b>MONICA DARLINGTON was beauty queen of Brecon and Radnor, has a first-class degree, has run thirty marathons, and leaps tall buildings with a single bound. She quite likes boating. b>JIM is sprung from a long line of whippets with ridiculous names. He is cowardly, thieving, and disrespectful and hates boating. b>JESS is a rescue whippet. She is affectionate but three parts wild. She really really hates boating. i>

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"Big-hearted, ribald and rambunctious fun" * SAGA magazine * "Big-hearted, ribald and rambunctious fun" * SAGA magazine * "Full of humour...I wholeheartedly recommend this gentle tale of two pensioners and their adventures as it's great fun" * SOUTH WALES ARGUS * "A memorable trip...narrated in Terry's surreal style, with the whimsical humour that has proved so popular" * THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE * "Terry Darlington's light-hearted travelogue combines some genuinely light-hearted moments with fascinating facts" * COMPASS magazine *

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