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Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier

by Terry Darlington

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PUBLISHED: 23rd May 2013
ISBN: 9780857500632
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At seventy-five, the author 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 he a bestselling writer. But in their Midlands canal town in November, life was looking dull and short on surprises.
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  • Paperback
    $25.52
PUBLISHED: 23rd May 2013
ISBN: 9780857500632
ANNOTATION:
At seventy-five, the author 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 he a bestselling writer. But in their Midlands canal town in November, life was looking dull and short on surprises.

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At seventy-five, the author 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 he a bestselling writer. But in their Midlands canal town in November, life was looking dull and short on surprises.

Publisher Description

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.

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At seventy-five, Terry and Monica Darlington had done everything they could think of doing, including building a business, 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 they headed north in the Phyllis May 2 - to Liverpool, Lancaster, York, the Pennines and Wigan Pier. Terry recorded the journey and alongside it the story of his life and his marriage and his whippet Jim, with a broken ear like a flat cap, and Monica's whippet Jess, the Flying Catastrophe. Funny, affecting and beautifully told, this story brims with canals and rivers and whippets, and adventures all over the world, and the famous and fascinating people the Darlingtons have met. It's another classic Narrow Dog book.

Author Biography

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. 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. JIM is sprung from a long line of whippets with ridiculous names. He is cowardly, thieving, and disrespectful and hates boating. JESS is a rescue whippet. She is affectionate but three parts wild. She really really hates boating.

Review

Big-hearted, ribald and rambunctious fun Saga Magazine 20120701 full of humour...I wholeheartedly recommend this gentle tale of two pensioners and their adventures as it's great fun. SOUTH WALES ARGUS 20120821

Review Text

" Big-hearted, ribald and rambunctious fun "

Promotional "Headline"

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...

Product Details

Author
Terry Darlington
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0857500635
ISBN-13
9780857500632
Media
Book
Publication Date
2013-05-23
Publisher
BANTAM PAPERBACKS
Language
English
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Line drawings/map
Pages
368
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade