Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Terry Darlington

Narrated By: Steve Hodson

Publisher: Random House UK

Date: December 2012

Duration: 9 hours 28 minutes

Summary:

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. And there is sadness too of course, it is the true story of an adventurous life well lived.

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