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The May Flower

A Barging Childhood

By (author) Nick Ardley
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st May 2007
Dimensions: w 166mm h 247mm d 22mm
Weight: 710g
ISBN-10: 0752442252
ISBN-13: 9780752442259
Barcode No: 9780752442259
Synopsis
In this evocative story of his unusual upbringing on the May Flower, Nick Ardley gives us a colourful account of life on the water. He tells tales of places visited, techniques learned and characters met that combine to give a real sense of what sailing can teach us. The skills learned on the water have proved to be highly beneficial for many people in their later careers, while the self-reliance and resourcefulness that often characterises sailors are much-valued attributes anywhere. Weaving his wealth of barging knowledge into the story of his family's life aboard the May Flower and their great resilience in keeping their barge on the water, Nick Ardley has given us a book that will appeal both to barging enthusiasts and those interested in childhood development.

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