Afloat: A Memoir (Hardback)
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Afloat: A Memoir (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 18/04/2019
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Danie Couchman grew up on the move, her family never staying still long enough for her to say where she's from. At twenty-five, and living in her seventeenth home, she finds herself drowning in the rush of London life, and makes an impulsive decision: to buy a narrowboat and make it her home.

Surrounded by an eclectic and itinerant community in the uncharted territory of the capital's urban wilderness, Danie becomes fully immersed in this hidden world. Each day onboard her boat Genesis is an adventure full of disaster and magic. Over five years of living off-grid, nomadic Danie learns to survive the many highs and lows of boat life alone, keeping herself, and her steel home, afloat.

A captivating debut, Afloat is the story of a young woman's desire to escape an ever more isolated city existence and reconnect with nature, discovering what is important in life.

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787133488
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Afloat makes it clear that we must all stop to appreciate the simplicity of life in the urban landscape of London's waterways.' -- George Burton * BBC Radio London *
'Beautifully written. A captivating insight into a slower, simpler existence.' * The Outdoor Adventure Blog *
'This is such a lovely book, about life on the river, and so much more. It's a tale of strength and courage - painfully sad, and beautifully uplifting, and always fascinating.' -- Anna Maxted * The Times *

'A moving and luminous memoir which shows that a home can be created in the most unexpected of places.'

-- Jessica Jonzen * The Home Page *

'Beautifully written. A captivating insight into a slower, simpler existence.'

* The Outdoor Adventure Blog *

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