Narrow Margins: The Narrow Boat Books - The Narrow Boat Books (Hardback)
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Narrow Margins: The Narrow Boat Books - The Narrow Boat Books (Hardback)

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Hardback 350 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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Narrow Margins - a laugh-out-loud book which proves that lean times can sometimes be a very positive thing.



Faced with the loss of everything following the collapse of the Rover Group, Marie Browne moved her long-suffering husband Geoff, chaotic children and smelly, narcoleptic dog on to a houseboat in search of a less stressful, healthier, alternative way of life.



Strapped for cash, the family buy a decrepit 70ft barge called Happy Go lucky which had been run as a floating hotel. Outdated and in need of a complete refurbishment, Happy becomes their floating home. First they need to learn the ropes and many pitfalls beset their adventures.



As they come to terms with living on a narrow boat, readers gain a fascinating insight into life in the slow lane.



About the author:



Marie Browne is a gently harrassed mother of three who, for the past fifteen years, has been desperately trying to escape the Customer Service Industry. Apart from her husband and kids, the best things in her life are real ale; barbecues; ugly mad dogs that nobody else wants and cream-covered designer coffees. She also has an obsession with shoes but her husband is threatening to get her help for that.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781786150752
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Marie Browne's account of two years living on a canal boat is about as far as you can get from the fantasies of glossy tourist brochures. But this book might just persuade you that - despite swarms of mosquitoes, overflowing toilets and the continual threat of drowning - it is worth leaving the rat-race behind in favour of a life afloat.



-- Author Will Buckingham

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“Narrow Margins”

A wonderful book from the heart, with ups and downs throughout. Marie speaks honestly and blunty and obviously tells things how they are. This book will have you laughing out loud and possibly open mothed in... More

Paperback edition
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“Narrow Margins”

A wonderful book from the heart, with ups and downs throughout. Marie speaks honestly and blunty and obviously tells things how they are. This book will have you laughing out loud and possibly open mothed in... More

Paperback edition
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