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That sinking feeling,
This review is from: Canal Walks (Paperback)
This book is for romantic and nostalgic folk who like to wander down memory lane when the industrial age saw many of our canals being used like motorways to move goods and people across the country. It captures the sentimentality of the past but also the hope and potential of our much disused and often neglected waterway systems. Now I have walked down canals in my city. Usually very quickly and try to avoid the dog mess, litter, shopping trolleys, needles and a plethora of dumped household and municipal items. But as always this is brushed aside for walks along some cleaned up and well maintained waterways depicted in the book. How long these remain so given the cutbacks affecting councils across the country remains to be seen. Nevertheless, a worthy book to read and some choice walks perhaps in your area though certainly not in mine. Enjoy.
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Initial post: 15 May 2011 04:54:57 BDT
Fair enough Tariq. I watched a couple of the TV progs and found them very thin gruel indeed. Bradbury was in Tardebigge and in the next scene she was on the other side of Worcester; what happened to the 7 miles between? Not attractive enough for telly? If the book is as thin stuff as the telly programme I'll give it a miss as just a piece of BBC merchandising; like a Spice Girls pencil case.
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