About the Author
ANTHONY BURTON has to date published 70 books, including The Anatomy of Canals Vols 1-3, Canal 250 and History's Most Dangerous Jobs: Navvies and Miners for The History Press. He has worked extensively in television as a writer and presenter and recently as an expert, appearing in Big, Bigger, Biggest for Channel 5, Thomas Telford for BBC Scotland, and an episode of Coast. He will shortly be appearing with Melvyn Bragg on Reel History of Britain. As well as writing articles for the BBC Magazine Countryfile and Canal Boat, Anthony is a regular presenter on BBC1's Inside Out programme. He lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
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