Finally bought a narrowboat book, here's what I got,
(I think the photobucket settings will allow you to see it, their setting options are not what they used to be)
as to what I think of it, allow me to quote myslef from Amazon,
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite educational to a Yank who likes narrowboats but has not been to UK to see one. May 31, 2014
By Forrest S. Wood
Okay, keep in mind that I am looking at this as a Yank with a long time interest in canals and canal boats but I have never been to England to see narrowboats in the real and material. Gives a good generalized accounting of canal history and details; and, narrowboat history and details. The author knows, he lived the life. Call it a 101 level course on the subject. Some good photos and diagrams in it too.
Now, to find the health and time to get back to making progress on models.