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Jim lies quietly under my feet, which is more than my secretary ever did, and sometimes he licks me behind the knees, and in forty years in business there was no chance of that.

If you are the owner of the rights for the image and would like a link to your site or the image removed please let me know. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. You visit the France nobody knows – the backwaters of Flanders, the canals beneath Paris, the heavenly Yonne, the lost Burgundy Canal, the islands of the Saone, and the forbidden ways to the Mediterranean.I found this writing style quite hard to read at times, as it was written as a stream if consciousness with no speech marks, lots of hyperbole and metaphors. With her flat roof, fairground lettering, brasses and flowers, a traditional narrowboat has a louche charm, though sixty feet by seven is a preposterous shape.

Like many Welshmen, he is talkative and confiding, ill at ease with practical matters, and liable to linger in pubs. Then when I realized that Terry Darlington and his wife Monica were planning on taking their narrowboat over the channel, I was completely intrigued and all-in. The lady on the barge tied up to his boat kills herself one night, quite a distressing episode, you'd think, yet it just becomes a small and equal part with the rest of his account, the interesting and the mundane. I quite enjoyed this interesting tale of a trip by narrow boat from Stone in Staffordshire to Carcassonne in the south of France. From the blurb I'd expected a more straightforward sort of comedy memoir in the style of Bill Bryson, but Terry Darlington's prose is almost Joycean - full of brief sentences, poetic allusions, stream-of-consciousness, foreign phrases and bawdy jokes.

I feel I am travelling with them all, the humorous comments are so clever, yet so simple, just a couple of words sometimes. Aliens, trolls, gongoozlers, killer fish, and the walking dead all stand between our two-person, one-whippet crew and their goal: the ancient, many-towered city of Carcassonne.

In pubs he is the cause of much wise country talk about lamping for rabbits, and is seen as the next best thing to a lurcher.

Carcassone isn't difficult to get into if you permit yourself the same sense of humour that drove the writing.

Then there's the writing style: this should be an easy read, yet too often it isn't, with prose like poetry (or poetry like prose), fantasies and at one point switching to the current tense. Aliens, dicks, trolls, vandals, gongoozlers, killer fish and the walking dead all stand between our three innocents and their goal – many-towered Carcassonne.They took advise from nautical experts, who told them they would lose their boat and their lives (and, indeed, their whippet Jim). I think this would be hard to follow if the book was intended as anything serious, but it's appropriate for the material - it is an entertainment, nothing more.

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