A Week on the Broads

SK Baker, £10, Blooms­bury, 9781472945136

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This is the com­pan­ion to the ear­lier pub­lished Wye ad­ven­ture. Here - rather like Three Men In a Boat, that clas­sic ad­ven­ture of Ed­war­dian gents - we have a true tale of a group of four friends who set sail on a Nor­folk gaffer in 1889, and the var­i­ous events that they par­tic­i­pated in along their jour­ney, all il­lus­trated by the au­thor, in a fac­sim­ile of his orig­i­nal book. Sail­ing to Surling­ham Broad, Irstead shoals and Post­wick, for ex­am­ple, from Wrox­ham, where to­day you can hire a craft and go ex­plor­ing, this is a nos­tal­gic trip to a lost era of mess­ing about in boats.

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