Adrift: A Secret Life of London’s Waterways

Icon Books Ltd

Journeying along London’s waterways on a canal boat called Pike, Helen Babbs puts down roots for two weeks at a time before moving on. From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge in the west, she explores the landscape in all its guises: marshland, wasteland, city centre and suburb.

From deep winter to late autumn, Babbs explores the people, politics, history and wildlife of the canals and rivers, to reveal an intimate and unusual portrait of London – and of life.

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About the author

Helen Babbs is a writer and journalist. Her work has been published by the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, New Statesman and Time Out, among others. Helen's first book – My Garden, the City and Me, about urban nature and the glory of growing things – was published in 2011 and nominated for two garden writing awards.
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Publisher
Icon Books Ltd
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Published on
Mar 3, 2016
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781848319219
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / General
Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / General
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Travel / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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