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Product Details

  • Paperback: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Delta; 1ST edition (April 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385342098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385342094
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A classic of the genre" INDEPENDENT "Highly entertaining... combines the pioneering spirit of the Wild West with the best in armchair travel" THE LADY "As good as if not better than Narrow Dog to Carcassonne " -- BRIAN PATTEN "Rollicking adventure... engaging, romantic and literary" BIRMINGHAM POST "Jim easily steals the laurels from Jerome's Montmorency" YOUR DOG magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Having survived their adventure through France to Carcassonne, you might have expected septuagenarians Terry and Monica Darlington (not forgetting Jim the whippet) to retire to a corner in the nearest public house. But no, seized by the spirit of Columbus, they looked to the New World and the massive and little-explored Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway which stretches from Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico…

Noone had sailed a narrowboat in the US before, for reasons that became clear during the 1,150-mile voyage of the Phyllis May– including thirty-mile sea crossings, waves, storms, fog, tornadoes, hurricanes, savage fish, poison algae, killer spiders and starving alligators.

But the real danger came from the Good Ole Boys and Girls of the Deep South who were waiting along the shore. Captains and Colonels, bums and heroes, fishermen and plantation owners, weathergirls and gongoozlers and beautiful spies, dancing dicks and the walking dead – all wanting to meet the Brits on the painted boat and their narrow dog and take them home and party them to death.

The beautiful eastern coasts of the US – the Carolinas, Charleston, Savannah, the wilds of Georgia and Florida – are unknown to many, and few have experienced the countryside and the people as closely as the crew of the Phyllis May. This is America with a smile on its face and an arm around your shoulder…

Beautifully written, lovingly observed and very funny, Narrow Dog to Indian River takes you on a sometimes dangerous, always entertaining voyage through a wonderland but a few steps off the track. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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His writing is observant and clever, poetic, charming and witty.
Grifel
Hilariously good read...Buy the books, get a dog, go to the UK, rent a narrowboat and see the world completely differently.
TRBill
Nothing fundamentally wrong with the book but I just do not like the style it is written in.
A J Wilkins

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Grifel on May 15, 2009
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After reading Narrow Dog to Carcasonne, I pre-ordered this book and looked forward to its arrival. I enjoyed this one even more than the first. Terry Darlington is a terrific writer and both books about his marine adventures are really fun to read. His writing is observant and clever, poetic, charming and witty. The tenderness of his feelings for his wife of many years adds a very special dimension to his travel adventure story. Few books make me laugh aloud but this one did several times! Perhaps I enjoyed this book so much because I'm a North Carolina immigrant, trapped here by my husband's hatred of snow and love of golf. Mr. Darlington captured the essence of the Carolina tidewater and its people: generous, naive, welcoming to everyone. I hope Terry Darlington has more books in the works for us but for the sake of his lovely Monica, I hope the Phyllis May won't cross too many more large bodies of water.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TRBill on June 25, 2009
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Loved the first book, this one was at least as good if not better. I have spent time on a narrowboat and understand the love people have for them. This author is wonderful in his view of his own foibles and those around him. Hilariously good read...Buy the books, get a dog, go to the UK, rent a narrowboat and see the world completely differently.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anne Ablett on June 12, 2009
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Narrow Dog to Indian River is a further tribute to Terry's ability to see common sights with a simile that casts an unexpected clarification of the object or scene. His powers of observation take the commonplace to a unique and beautiful comprehension.
As the pages past, I found myself not just reading but standing quietly beside Terry and Monica and observing and feeling all that they saw and said. It is wonderful read.
Often his biting satire on pompus people and decaying conditions are uncomfortably accurate as he shows us what we too often accept as acceptable. Yet even criticisms are couched in a wit that both entertains and informs. Terry does not spare himself in unveiling personal shortcomings. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Riggsveda on July 25, 2009
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Dry and understated in the finest English tradition, this lovely theme on discovery is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes melancholy, sometimes unexpectedly eloquent and gorgeous, and always full of beauty and insight. The narrative unselfconsciously reinforces the irrepressible likableness of the author, his long-suffering wife, and of course, the center of the system: Jim.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kamaaina Girl on April 28, 2011
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I found this book thoroughly enjoyable and hated to see it end. As an American who has lived in many regions of the country, I found the British observations of our east-coast/Southern citizens interesting, and I felt his descriptions were fair. It never occurred to me that the insects, flora and fauna of this region would be so intimidating and such obstacles to a journey such as this couple made. I had a new appreciation--if you can call it that--for the differences between the climate and conditions we face in the USA vs. those of Great Britain.
I actually did laugh out loud several times while reading this book, and hope he will write more--but manage to do it without putting Monica and Jim through another journey so fraught with peril.
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If fate deals you a bad hand, make the most of it. I was afraid this book would be much of the same as the first book of Narrow dog, but, No, lots of history, adventure and and surprises, I loved it. There are interesting observations by the Brits regarding Americans compared to themselves that were humorist and so true.
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By A J Wilkins on May 15, 2014
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Nothing fundamentally wrong with the book but I just do not like the style it is written in. I would have preferred a much more factual account of what must have been an interesting journey.
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... I thought but still a book that I kept going back to.
It seemed bitty and stop start to me at times. Can't wait to start Wigan Pier now
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