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A clever witty view of canals and people,
This review is from: Tyke on a Bike (Paperback)
Some other people I knew had read this book, I almost bought it at the time, but was presented with a copy and thought I'd have to read it.
I now realise I should have bought it at the time. JP, the author, fulfills most people's stereotypical image of a Yorkshireman, and he's proud of it, decrying Lancashire at every possible opportunity. This doesn't stop him from writing a book that is thought provoking, intelligently written and skips through his life as he masters the art of riding besides canals, initially in the North of England, in an effort to improve his health.
The book moves along at a fair clip, with some nice graphic descriptions of the locations through which he travels, ranging from the Chesire ring, via the outskirts of Glasgow, all the way to China.
His Top Ten Canal sights are something I may well take up to view for myself
His anecdotes are amusing, the overall tone light. Would I recommend it?
Yes, a gentle light read, well written, a thoroughly enjoyable book.