Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Young Maryann Nelson is devastated at the loss of her beloved father.
But worse is to come when her mother, Flo, sees an opportunity to better herself and her family in a marriage to the local undertaker, Norman Griffin. Though on the surface a caring family man, Norman is not at all what he seems, as Maryann and her sister Sal soon discover. Unable to turn to their unsympa Young Maryann Nelson is devastated at the loss of her beloved father.
The Narrowboats Story (Story series) [Nick Corble] on linawycatuzy.gq *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bright and colourful, slow and easy, narrowboats are. Bright and colourful, slow and easy, narrowboats are seen today as the epitome of a peaceful life and a wonderful way to get away from the stresses of modern.
Unable to turn to their unsympathetic mother for support, the girls are left alone with their harrowing secret. But for Sal it is too much to bear. The chance of a new life opens up for Maryann when she befriends Joel Bartholomew. Aboard his narrowboat, the Esther Jane, she finds herself falling in love with life on the canal as she is swept away from Birmingham and all her worries.
Until Joel's feelings for Maryann begin to change, awakening all the old nightmares that she had thought were long buried, and in panic and confusion she takes flight. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Narrowboat Girl , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 03, Sheena Valenzuela rated it it was amazing. This book is beautiful!!!
Sep 09, Soukaina rated it really liked it. It's beeing a long time since a book made me live in it and stay for hours reading it!
And for the end ; it was fair I liked it. Annie Murray , a name I will be looking for it in the library next time. May 09, Karen Ashbrook rated it it was amazing. I thought this book was a really good read. Nov 21, Shirley Revill rated it really liked it. Easy to read but hard to put down. Aug 21, Les Hendrickson rated it really liked it. Had I any idea of the story-line I would have avoided this book.
Because of the sensitive and distressing topics, it's difficult and uncomfortable to read at times. Many enjoy stories with real-life grit, but I'm not one of them. I read for pleasure and escapism, and very much enjoy a fairy tale in essence. However, this is an excellent title in my opinion, where the author appears to have done a good amount of research producing a book with much drama and emotion. There is good, and consistent, Had I any idea of the story-line I would have avoided this book.
There is good, and consistent, characterisations here of people living very difficult, violet and unsettled lives, which left me begging for satisfying resolutions and a happy ending throughout. Having finished this, my first Annie Murray title, I found it to be the grittiest most disturbing of "olden days" sagas I have read so far. I consider Murray to be an excellent author, in this instance, and so intend to read both the sequel, Water Gypsies, and her hit title, Chocolate Girl, but with the severe hope they are somewhat less sinister.
A very memorable book! Aug 16, Debbie rated it really liked it. I love Annie Murray's books, so much detail and the characters are always interesting.
The Narrowboat Girl follows the life of Maryann, devestated by the death of her father at a young age, her mother's remarriage forces her run away to her only real friend, canal boatman Joel, but the legacy of her step-father and unsympathetic mother mar her potential happiness forcing her to move on. The description of life on the waterways is fascinating.
The sequel Water Gypsies is on my "To Read" shelf. I I love Annie Murray's books, so much detail and the characters are always interesting. I look forward to it. Dec 23, Marilyn rated it it was amazing. A young girl with true grit Often confused by what is going on inside of her and around her, but determined to find the truth and live safely and as happily as possible. She finds her joy on the riverboat. Loved every page of this book. It had it all. May 23, Donna Chadwick rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Narrowboat Girl Genre: This book has pages and 48 chapters in it.
I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. After the long trip home, we are then given a view of his first year onboard as Tilly the narrowboat is transformed into a full time home and the seasons bring their own tint to boat life, particularly a winter that won't soon be forgotten. Written with honesty and humour, Dan gives listeners an insight into living on a boat, his own life and personality, and why people in his local area instantly know who someone is referring to when they say "The Narrowboat Lad".
Read by Daniel Mark Brown, the author himself, in his trademark Shropshire accent, this book comes alive in audio as never before. The Narrowboat Lad 1 books in series. The Narrowboat Lad, Book 1 Summary.