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This book is truly delightful ... a nice nautical respite from books about boating that are more bravado than bravery. I bought it to read about adventuresome boating (kayaking) in England but enjoyed it in large part because it was more and people and places than punting. If you're looking for a book about whitewater pass this one up. However, if you'd like an irreverent read about the backwaters of England this May be the perfect book for you .
David Aaronovitch is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio, television, and newspapers in the United Kingdom since the early 1980s. His first book, Paddling to Jerusalem, won the Madoc prize for travel literature in 2001. He is also the recipient of the George Orwell Prize for political journalism. He writes a regular column for The Times (UK). He lives in north London with his wife ...moreMore about David Aaronovitch...