Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A clever witty view of canals and people, 18 Nov. 2010
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.3 out of 5 stars (13 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (7)
4 star:
 (3)
3 star:
 (3)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
£11.00
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,022,111