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Re­tired and es­tranged from his fam­ily, Colin spends his spare time build­ing a small boat at the bot­tom of his gar­den. The Dragon­fly is per­fect: trail­able and just right for a day’s fish­ing. But then the shock news of a sud­den death sees him take off for Paris with the boat in tow. There’s just the chance that he might be able to re­unite with his son and grand­daugh­ter. The Dragon­fly pro­gresses from the Canal de Saint Martin to the Seine, the Lo­ing, the Yonne and the Niver­nais, head­ing south ‘un­til the but­ter melts’. Af­ter a se­ries of ad­ven­tures both ro­man­tic and nau­ti­cal, Colin fi­nally gets to the bot­tom of the fam­ily mys­tery that has been on his mind.

The Dragon­fly, Kate Dunn, Aurora Metro Books, au­ro­, £ 9.99, 978-1-911501-03-9 (print), 978-1-911501-04-6 (e-book)

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