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One mans passion - pleasure for millions,
By A Customer
This review is from: Narrow Boat (Paperback)Considered by many to be a "classic" its prose does not perhaps justify the title. The author and the tale he tells in this book however do!
The tales he tells are of course dated, but if you have a soul and have cruised the same waterways as he does aboard "Cressy" you cannot help but find yourself aboard with him!
Anyone who enjoys the canals today owes a debt of gratitude to Rolt, whatever may have transpired in latter years when the IWA became a hive of politics. Without him (and yes, more like him who have perhaps gone unsung) our canals would not be here today.