Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

by Terry Darlington
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Overview

Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington

The hilarious and true story of two senior-citizens and their whippet dog who hatch, plan and carry out a “lunatic scheme” to sail from Stone in Staffordshire to Carcassonne in the South of France.


From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440337560
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/25/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 340,358
File size: 665 KB

About the Author

Terry Darlington was brought up in Pembroke Dock, Wales, during the war, between a flying-boat base and an oil terminal. He survived and moved to Staffordshire, where he founded Research Associates, an international market research firm, and Stone Master Marathoners, a running club. Like many Welshmen, he is talkative and confiding, ill at ease with practical matters, and liable to linger in pubs. He likes boating but knows nothing about it.

Following the publication of Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, Terry, his wife Monica, and their whippet Jim planned to sail the Phyllis May down the Intracoastal Waterway from Virginia to Florida—an adventure which, should they survive it, will be the subject of their next book, Narrow Dog to Indian River, coming from Delta in 2009.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Narrow Dog to Carcassonne 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everything about this book...British humour at its very best and am ordering his new book as I write!
Charlottes-son More than 1 year ago
Carcassonne is one of the top 10 places I love to visit. Reading this book started with the name. Finishing it was just the shear joy. Written well, and what I mean by that is the reading flows so easily. Grab up this book, it is one worth sharing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book - I love reading about people going on adventures! However, since the adventure took place in France, and I'm a barbarian from the US, I would have enjoyed it more if the text, dialogue and place descriptions had been in English only.
FoodandHistory More than 1 year ago
As mentioned in another review, Darlinton's humour is nicely penned ... over and over and over again. British humour at its very best, true. However, the book is entirely void of peaks and valleys or moments of excitement. It just seems to wear on and on. As a British enthusiast, I adored it until about halfway through, I realized the same droll (however inventive) tone was going to be used from stem to stern. A one-trick pony. I adore the style, but I had to put it down at the halfway mark.
kalee49 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most boring and repetitive books I've ever read,the only thing of interest involved the dog and occasional observations about places. I am wishing to visit Carcassonne which is why I picked up the book but there was barely anything about it in the book.