Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier

Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier

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.

Author: Terry Darlington

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446465752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

"When they retired Terry and Monica Darlington decided to sail their canal narrowboat across the Channel and down to the Mediterranean, together with their whippet Jim.

Author: Terry Darlington

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780553816693

Category: Canal-boats

Page: 425

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"When they retired Terry and Monica Darlington decided to sail their canal narrowboat across the Channel and down to the Mediterranean, together with their whippet Jim. They took advice from experts, who said they would die, together with their whippet Jim. On the Phyllis May you dive through six-foot waves in the Channel, are swept down the terrible Rhône, and fight for your life in a storm among the flamingos of the Camargue. You meet the French nobody meets - poets, captains, historians, drunks, bargees, men with guns, scholars, madmen - they all want to know the people on the painted boat and their narrow dog. 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 Saône, and the forbidden ways to the Mediterranean. Aliens, dicks, trolls, vandals, gongoozlers, killer fish and the walking dead all stand between our three innocents and their goal - many-towered Carcassonne."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Canal-boats

The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

A factory or even a gasworks is not obliged of its own nature to be ugly , any more than a palace or a dog ... Moreover , even in the worst of the industrial towns one sees a great deal that is not ugly in the narrow aesthetic sense .

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: UCSC:32106015573857

Category: Authors, English

Page: 231

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Victor Gollancz personally commissioned Orwell to write about the distressed north of England in January 1936. After Orwell handed in his typescript a little before Christmas Day 1936, he immediately left to fight in Spain. Shortly afterwards the book was selected for publication by the Left Book Club. This meant a print run of 47, 340 copies instead of 2, 150, so bringing Orwell to a much wider audience. The first part of Orwell's account, Gollancz wrote in LEFT NEWS in April 1937, 'has done, perhaps in a greater degree than any previous book, what the [Left Book] Club is meant to do - it has provoked thought and discussion of the keenest kind'. All copies of the original Left Book Club and first public editions of THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER were sold. This edition reproduces the illustrations selected for that first edition, corrects the text and prints Victor Gollancz's Foreword as an Appendix.
Categories: Authors, English

The Complete Works of George Orwell The road to Wigan Pier

The Complete Works of George Orwell  The road to Wigan Pier

A factory or even a gasworks is not obliged of its own nature to be ugly , any more than a palace or a dog ... Moreover , even in the worst of the industrial towns one sees a great deal that is not ugly in the narrow aesthetic sense .

Author: George Orwell

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000053122754

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

The Socialist Standard

The Socialist Standard

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell “ The hooters are blowing , No need let him take ; When baby is hungry ' Tis best not ... Muggeridge compares the fascination of the intellectuals with the workers to a small dog passing a big dog ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015080246500

Category: Socialism

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Categories: Socialism

Socialist Standard

Socialist Standard

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell “ The hooters are blowing , No need let him take ; When baby is hungry ' Tis best not ... Muggeridge compares the fascination of the intellectuals with the workers to a small dog passing a big dog ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556000200584

Category: Socialism

Page:

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Categories: Socialism

Railway Gazette International

Railway Gazette International

He stood at the oper small dog ( the pampered sort ) sitting on window all the way to London , and made An ... Would show us where we need to go six ( Reproduced by permission of the proprietors of " Punch " Instead of Wigan pier . saw ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023916813

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

The Railway Gazette

The Railway Gazette

The woman became pink , now stop expostulated , and the dog began to yap . have . at the New Cross Station ... We'd train content to So - and - So , So sure that eye and ear Would show us where we need to go Instead of Wigan pier .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105211473736

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

The Good Britain Guide 2002

The Good Britain Guide 2002

Author: Alisdair Aird

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 0091879698

Category: Travel

Page: 960

View: 515

If you've ever been stuck in a dull town, or just stuck in the house on a rainy day, "The Good Britain Guide" is what you need. County by county the guide lists the most interesting and entertaining places to visit, the most best-value hotels and B&Bs, the most enjoyable restaurants and cafes and the most beautiful locations. Essential for families, friends and adults on a break-away, it is a totally reliable travelling companion. You should never leave home without it.
Categories: Travel