The Lock Keepers Daughter, author Pat Warner ISBN1858580757
This is the poignant story of a man who lost his wife and almost all of his children. His youngest daughter describes her childhood and their life together. He working as a canal lock keeper whilst being both father and mother. A joint biography of him as a provider and her reliving all of her adolecent years. This is a story of their shared privations living in an isolated lock keepers cottage, with no electricity, sewerage or running water. A story told by a first time author with obvious love and admiration of her father. Written from fond memories a simple story, simply told and a very good read.