Books

Barging Round Britain

John Sergeant (and others)

Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network.

Explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the leisure explosion on our waterways today. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book will trace canal routes across the UK, from the Georgian grandeur of Bath to the dramatic splendour of the Scottish Highlands.

David Bartley's Barging Round Britain includes a foreword and chapter introductions by the presenter of the TV series, John Sergeant.

Biography

John Sergeant is a TV and radio journalist, and formerly the BBC's chief political correspondent. He remains a TV regular on shows such as The One Show, Have I Got News for You and Qi. He was the star of Strictly Come Dancing 2008, repeatedly finishing bottom of the score board, but top of the public vote.