Boating with Buster

Boating with Buster by Alison Alderton

The life and times of a barge Beagle

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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781845849726
Publisher: Hubble & Hattie
Amidst a crisis, Alison feels life’s not worth living, but Buster, a Beagle puppy, changes everything.  Acquiring Lily, a Dutch barge, Alison and her husband, Roger, head for the calmness of the inland waterways.  Boating with buster, they learn plenty about boisterous Beagles and bothersome boats!

Redundancy triggers a move to Ireland where the characters are larger-than-life, and the lakes so huge they are known as inland seas. They become custodians of an historical property, partake in milestone boating events, and go ice-breaking in the coldest winter for fifty years.

A move to Europe seems to be the chance of a lifetime, but tragedy strikes when Buster develops a debilitating illness. Watching the world go by aboard Lily aids Buster’s recuperation, as they travel through The Netherlands and Germany: spending long summer days on the Mecklenburg Lakes and winter in the former Eastern bloc. Finally, crossing the Baltic Sea entering Danish home waters, and surrounded by those he loves, Buster’s days draw to an end.

Buster’s story flows through the waterways of Europe in this colorfully portrayed, moving book of canine companionship.

Alison Alderton was born and educated in West Sussex where she studied Art, Design, and Photography at Worthing, and later, Creative Writing at NEC Cambridge. For over 15 years she has been a freelance writer-photographer working mainly for Inland Waterways publications. Alison has cruised extensively through the inland waterways of England, Ireland, and Europe on her Dutch barge ‘Lily,’ contributed to several books, and written over 80 articles for various publications. She was accompanied on these voyages by her beloved Buster, the barge Beagle, the subject of much of her work. She currently lives in Denmark with her husband and their Beagle puppy, Maksimillian.

Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781845849726
Illustrations: 100
Size: 6.7 in x 8.7 in / 170.18 mm x 220.98 mm
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