Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier (Paperback)Terry Darlington (author)
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At seventy-five, Terry and Monica Darlington had done everything they could think of doing, including starting a business and becoming athletes and running a literary society.Lately they had become boating adventurers and Terry a bestselling writer. But in their Midlands canal town in November, life was looking dull and short on surprises.
Then their famous canal boat was destroyed by fire. Within a few days they had bought a new one and soon headed north in the Phyllis May 2 - to Liverpool, Lancaster, the Pennines and Wigan Pier. Terry recorded the journey, and alongside it the story of his life and his marriage and his dog Jim, with his broken ear like a flat cap, and Monica's dog Jess, known with heartbreaking reason as the Flying Catastrophe.
Funny, affecting and beautifully told, this is a story that brims with incident and excitement, and is full of the famous and fascinating people the Darlingtons have met - a story of an adventurous life well lived.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm
Big-hearted, ribald and rambunctious fun * SAGA magazine *
Full of humour...I wholeheartedly recommend this gentle tale of two pensioners and their adventures as it's great fun * SOUTH WALES ARGUS *
A memorable trip...narrated in Terry's surreal style, with the whimsical humour that has proved so popular * THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
Terry Darlington's light-hearted travelogue combines some genuinely light-hearted moments with fascinating facts * COMPASS magazine *
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