Narrow Dog to Carcassonne (Paperback)
Delta, 9780385342087, 325pp.
Publication Date: March 25, 2008
Aboard the Phyllis May, you'll dive through six-foot waves in the Channel and be swept down the terrible Rhone. You'll meet the French nobody meets--poets, captains, scholars, madmen; they all want to know the couple on the painted boat and their narrow dog. You'll visit the France nobody knows--the backwaters of Flanders, the canals beneath Paris, and the forbidden routes to the wine-dark Mediterranean Sea. Aliens, trolls, gongoozlers, killer fish, and the walking dead all stand between our two-person, one-whippet crew and their goal: the ancient, many-towered city of Carcassonne.
A tale of travel, travail, dubious wine, a balky pump, and a boat built for only a few feet of water, this exuberantly inventive and hugely entertaining odyssey of the spirit, senses, and heart will enchant lovers of France, England, and all that lies between.
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Praise For Narrow Dog to Carcassonne…
"Written with the author's glorious sense of humor, this is one of those journeys you never want to end."—Good Book Guide, UK
“A rich and winning comic debut, destined to become a classic.”—Daily Telegraph, UK
“One of the most hilarious travel memoirs ever written!”—Booklist