The Narrowboat Lad tells the true story of author Daniel Mark Brown's first steps into the world of living on a boat.
At the age of 25, during the summer of 2012, Dan found his ideal home, the fact that it was nearly 100 miles of canal away from his workplace, friends, and family gave him a rough and ready introduction to what it meant to own a boat as his first task was to travel the slow way home... in his home.
Dan recounts the first trip day by day, the highs of being a homeowner where every room has a view that can change daily, the lows of having steam burst from below deck and an overheating engine, and everything in between - from the perfect natural surrounds to the long hard days of lock working.
After the long trip home, we are then given a view of his first year onboard as Tilly the narrowboat is transformed into a full time home and the seasons bring their own tint to boat life, particularly a winter that won't soon be forgotten.
Written with honesty and humour, Dan gives listeners an insight into living on a boat, his own life and personality, and why people in his local area instantly know who someone is referring to when they say "The Narrowboat Lad".
Read by Daniel Mark Brown, the author himself, in his trademark Shropshire accent, this book comes alive in audio as never before.
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A wonderful and rich account of the dream life!
- Chris. C.
A great listen