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Local web designer Amy Whitewick strikes again with her second self-published book, this time for adults.
Described as a “soap opera read that’s difficult to put down”,”an excellent light-hearted canter through the maze of boat ownership and all that it entails” and “hilarious and downright rude”, ‘We Bought a Fat Boat’ celebrates the Kennet and Avon Canal, its scenery, characters and of course, the journey from buying a second-hand widebeam boat to completing the transformation of its new interior.
The book is based on a true story and has rave reviews from Canal and River Trust, the National Association of Boat Owners and an ex-writer for the Evening Standard. MP Claire Perry has also described the book as “interesting”.
Mike Rodd, Chairman of NABO said, “A delightful and easy read – any boater will instantly identify with Amy’s highly personal take on the joys and woes of canal boating. And anyone who is contemplating buying a boat will be entranced – but also warned!”
The book is illustrated in Amy’s humorous comic-style throughout and includes the ‘Boater’s Handbook’ and the popular ‘Boater’s sign-language guide’ – the perfect pocket companion for boaters or towpath walkers alike.
As winner of the John Gould Award 2012, and featuring on E4 alongside Timothy West and Prunella Scales for ‘Great Canal Journeys’ in 2013, Amy knows a thing or two about canals and the communities that live on them.
She said, “I love hearing people snigger aloud when they’re reading this book – for me, that’s a huge achievement. Making people laugh gives me a great sense of pride. The fact that they too, can identify with some of the thoughts that tick along inside my head – and those kinds of comments that you’re too afraid to say in public!”
The book is now available on Amazon in both paperback and kindle format, and on www.camelotpublishing.co.uk.‘We Bought a Fat Boat’ is sure to be the perfect companion to your summer holiday.