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Books published by Canal Book Shop

Journeys of the Swan

John Liley

New edition of the classic 1971 book, one of the most popular canal books of all time, about journeys round the canal system in a former working boat in 1964-65.    £15.95

Shropshire Union Fly-Boats

The Jack Roberts Story

A boatman’s detailed story of his life working fly-boats on the extensive Shropshire Union system from around 1904 to the end of fly-boating in 1921, and his later life with hostel boats. An important historical document.    £16.95

Green & Silver

LTC Rolt

First published in 1949, an account of the author’s travels through the canals of Ireland, before many were lost.  A classic book, reissued nearly 50 years after the last printing.    £15.95

Knots for the Cut

Ben Selfe

With clear original drawings, Ben Selfe takes us through the basics of rope work - how to make fenders, and fancy ropework such as cabin strings, and keyrings, etc.

£21.95

Historic Working Narrow Boats Today - 1

David Williams & Peter Silvester

Nearly 600 photographs covering 495 of the 900+ historic ex-working boats still in existence, with brief notes on each.  £19.95

Cockerel’s in the Cut

John Blunn

An expanded version of the short-run first edition published in 2008. John Blunn’s memoirs of his time carrying for FMC, Barlows, and Thomas Clayton, and maintenance work with BW.    £10.95

Historic Working Narrow Boats Today - 2

David Williams & Peter Silvester

Nearly 500 photographs of, and notes on, another 450 boats, together with a list of all the historic boats known to the authors.    £19.95

Roses & Castles

Jane Marshall

Two sections look at the history of traditional narrow boat decoration, ’master’ painters and present day painters , then a very practical guide on how to paint roses, castles, lettering and graining (scumbling).    £18.95

The Trouble With Canals

John Liley

Our canal system is safe now. Or is it? John Liley traces its fortunes through his own involvement. Lively and entertaining his account may be, but vital questions are raised.       £19.95

Border Canals:

Middlewich to Llangollen

Ray Shill

Past and present photographs of the  canals crossing the England Wales border, with historical background, by respected canal historian Ray Shill.    £16.95

Canals Are My World

Iris Bryce

A reprint of the Bryces’ travels round the canal system in the early 1980s, meeting the people, and working  - with many observations. A period piece, but a good read.    £12.95

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HWNBT update.pdf

Colours of the Cut

Edward Paget-Tomlinson

Long out of print and much sought

after, this book is now back in print!

The company colours of the inland waterway working boats of Britain, superbly illustrated with Edward Paget-Tomlinson’s paintings, and many photographs.    £24.95

A-Z of the Birmingham

Canal Navigations (A BCNS book)

Edward Paget-Tomlinson and Ray Shill

Twenty six superb black and white drawings by Edward Paget-Tomlinson of features of the BCN, with comprehensive historical notes on each by BCN expert Ray Shill.  Illustrated with many photographs, both old and new.    £15.95

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The Twilight Years of Narrow Boat Carrying

Mike Webb

Evocative photos, dating mainly from the 1960s, of working boats around Braunston, the Shropshire union, northern Trent & Mersey, and western end of BCN.

£18.95


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