Thanks to Granny Buttons

Once again, I must thank Andrew Denny of Granny Buttons for his kind comments about my waterways book reviews. I appreciate it.

As Andrew points out I mostly write about second-hand books. I try to review books that are not generally available, are relatively cheap, but most of all have either something interesting to say about the history of our waterways, or about those who used them for work and pleasure. I try not to go over well-worn ground.

Andrew wonders if my reviews have already been published in any canal magazine. Well the answer is no.

My aim is to encourage waterways enthusiasts not to overlook the out-of-print literature. However, my ultimate goal is to discover a waterways book that doesn't appear on Jim Sheads book list!