By Helen Babbs
From deep iciness to overdue autumn, from east to west, Adrift takes the reader on a travel of the folks, politics, historical past and flora and fauna of London’s canals and rivers. mixing nature writing, social remark and memoir, Helen Babbs invitations you on an eye-opening trip right into a various aspect of the town. From Walthamstow Marsh within the east to Uxbridge within the west, Helen Babbs trips alongside London’s waterways on a canal boat known as Pike, placing down roots for 2 weeks at a time prior to relocating on. Taking within the River Lea and the Lee Navigation, the Regent’s Canal and the Grand Union, she explores the London panorama in all its guises: marshland, barren region, urban centre and suburb. Adrift charts a yr of Helen’s existence on Pike, exploring the alterations wreaked via the seasons in addition to via builders, and recounting the sensible trials of dwelling aboard. it's a tale of mapping and discovery, of break out and opting out, but in addition of creating connections and discovering domestic. simply because the coots and cormorants sidestep the detritus of a giant urban, so too does Helen wend during the attractiveness and the dust to bare an intimate and strange portrait of London and of existence.
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