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Cover of Against The Current travel book

'A charming voyage' - Waterways World



Would you leave your job, sell your house, abandon family and friends and move to France to live on a boat? With no income, and no idea what the next day would bring?


Probably not. But that’s what Mike and Liz did, casting off from corporate life to live on and travel the waterways of France.


They’re boarded by armed police, nearly lose their boat, and pull a near-drowned body from the water. With a blade against his neck, Mike’s fate rests on a soccer game, and he and Liz accuse a Frenchman of not knowing how to soil a bat.


This is a book for anyone who’s ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind and see what tomorrow feels like.


Chuckle your way around France with Mike and Liz!


 Rated 4.56 out of 5 stars on Goodreads


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A tour de force of waterways travel writing: absorbing, very funny, informative

and immensely readable


Mike is a travel writer with a genuine love of language demonstrated in hilarious wordplay and the ability to convey atmosphere, tension, humour while giving a very true picture of life on the canals.


Laughed all the way through, can't wait for the sequel.


Informative, humorous and very well written. Well worth a read


Funny and informative - The Connexion, French News & Views

Easy and entertaining reading - Towpath Talk


An entertaining amble down France's waterways

A great deal of fun

So intimate, absorbing and entertaining that I had to keep turning the pages


A charming voyage - Waterways World


A brilliant read! - Philippa Richford, The Cat 107.9 FM


Peppered with plenty of laugh-out-loud humour… beautifully executed memoir - French Property News


I have not laughed out loud so much at a book since Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods"

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