By Emma Smith


In 1943 Emma Smith joined the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company under their wartime scheme of employing women to replace the boaters. She set out with two friends on a big adventure, freed from a middle-class background, learning how to handle a pair of 72 foot-long canal boats.

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Narrator Angela Holland
Length 7hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 12145
Publisher Bloomsbury; 2011
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