A fascinating and visually stunning insight into what it's like to live on a narrowboat, answering the common questions on the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the inland waterways
Introduction 1 What's it like... living on a narrowboat? Step aboard... A boat of two halves 2 How safe is it? 3 Is it cold in the winter? Step aboard... A recycled, repurposed narrowboat 4 How much did you pay for your narrowboat? 5 Why do women do all the work? Step aboard... A roving canal trader 6 Did you paint it yourself? 7 How green is living on a boat really? Step aboard... A well-read ark 8 Does he (the cat, dog, parrot) live on the boat? 9 Four canny questions... about continuously cruising How do you receive post? How do you see a doctor? How do you use the internet? How do you hold down a job?
Jim Batty is a photographer, graphic designer and writer who has lived aboard a narrowboat as a continuous cruiser for over six years. He has written for Canal Boat magazine and LeCool's A Weird and Wonderful Guide to London, amongst other publications, and had his photography featured in numerous travel guides, magazines, books and newspapers.
Jim Batty's extraordinarily handsome book addressing all of these questions - and some more - might just become your new best friend * Waterways World * A colourful and comprehensive guide to life on the waterways. Practical, pretty and accessible, it's charmingly designed while providing excellent advice. * BBC Countryfile Magazine * essential reading for anyone from professional narrowboaters to those musing a change of lifestyle * Countryside magazine * My verdict: A cracking Christmas present for anyone who may have mentioned an interest in life on the water. ...it is full of enticing images and pertinent information. Along with the positive and passionate tone of writing, it may just encourage those keen to find out a little more to take the next steps. * Towpath Talk * If you wish to learn about life afloat on an inland waterway, then Narrowboat Life by Jim Batty is just the ticket. * Evergreen * If you wish to learn about life afloat on an inland waterway, then Narrowboat Life by Jim Batty is just the ticket. * Evergreen *