Lately they had become boating adventurers and Terry a bestselling writer. Then their famous canal boat was destroyed by fire. Terry recorded the journey and alongside it the story of his life and his marriage and his whippet Jim, with his broken ear like a flat cap, and Monica? Another classic Narrow Dog book, this gloriously funny, affecting and beautifully told story brims with canals and rivers and whippets, and adventures all over the world, and the famous and fascinating people the Darlingtons have met. Like many Welshmen, he is ill at ease with practical matters and known to linger in public houses.
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These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. I read it when we got home, and got much more out of it, I think, than I would have had I read it before the holiday - I understood far more about the difficulties, dangers and joys of canal boating. Like Terry, I was somewhat disturbed that people get so little instruction before being allowed out on their own with such a massive vessel! For the first few pages I thought the writing style was As soon as I'd finished that book I bought the other two, and enjoyed them just as much.
Thoroughly recommend all three books, and will keep hoping for another! November 14, - Published on Amazon. Not only does he narrate another canal adventure in his inimitable way, he also tells some of his personal past.
The humour is superb, Verified purchase: Yes Condition: New. Books by Terry Darlington. Big fun. 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. Terry Pratchett Paperback Books. Ordeal by Innocence. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.
I'm always curious about an author whose books I love, so was glad that he satisfied my wonderings. I just love his sense of humor and I'm sure I'll re-read this and the other "Narrow Dog" books again and again in the years to come. July 26, - Published on Amazon.
Finally, the 3rd "Narrow Dog" book has arrived! I came across the first book in an airport when I was looking for something to read to pass the time while waiting for my delayed flight. Fell in love with the story, the way it is written, and the very British sense of humor. The second book - same thing.
When I read there was a third one, I was eager to get it. It has been a couple of years, but it is finally available in the U. Worth the wait!
Hope Mr. Darlington has many more adventures and books in his future! August 31, - Published on Amazon.
My mother bought me Narrow Dog to Carcassonne when we hired a boat on the Canal du Midi. I read it when we got home, and got much more out of it, I think. Buy Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier by Terry Darlington (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Kept my interest but jumped all over the place. January 26, - Published on Amazon. There is very little in this book about actual narrowboating experiences. It is more about the authors pesonal history.
I still love the dogs though. Go to Amazon. Discover the best of shopping and entertainment with Amazon Prime. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery on millions of eligible domestic and international items, in addition to exclusive access to movies, TV shows, and more. Back to top.