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Water Ways by Jasper Winn

Water Ways

A thousand miles along Britain's canals

Jasper Winn

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Category: Transport, Non-fiction
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 2 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781781257968

In Britain most of us live within five miles of a canal, and reading this book we will see them in an entirely new light.

4 stars out of 5
PD Smith
21 May 2020

"His book blends history with travelogue, bringing alive an alternative world where time is measured in “units of darting kingfishers”"

His book blends history with travelogue, bringing alive an alternative world where time is measured in “units of darting kingfishers”. Britain’s earliest canal dates from 1563, but they didn’t really catch on until the 18th century, when factories needed to bring large quantities of coal into the towns.

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