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Douglas' Diary-bookcover

By: Andrew John

Douglas' Diary

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This delightful and imaginative diary is narrated by Douglas, a dog who embarks on a narrowboat journey with his human ‘pets’. Douglas recounts his adventures from his unique canine perspective, bringing humor and whimsy to the tale.

Written in engaging diary format, Douglas shares daily events of the journey in his own words. His creative descriptions – referring to the narrowboat as his ‘long-kennel’, the car as his ‘short-kennel’, lifts as ‘magic cupboards’, and more – add a fun touch. As an observant narrator, Douglas provides thoughtful insights into the people and places encountered along the way, while also delighting in simple pleasures like walks, playing ball, and goose droppings. Douglas’ affectionate bond with his Pets shines through.

Enhanced by a map and illustrations, Douglas chronicles the English countryside and villages along the winding canals and rivers. This creative and charming travelogue will appeal to dog lovers, canal boat enthusiasts, or anyone who enjoys a heartwarming tale of adventure and friendship. Douglas is a captivating guide on this 500-mile narrowboat voyage around the Pennine Ring.

Andrew John is a lifelong professional painter and teacher. His love affair with the inland waterways, their history, and welfare has spanned half a century. With his faithful four-legged companion, family and friends, he has journeyed, over the years, along nearly all the canals and navigable rivers of England. His many interests are diverse but painting, teaching, and writing are central to his life. He believes that as a pastime, painting en plein air with friends has few rivals. He has appeared in TV art programmes, been a popular contributor to art magazines and lecturer to art societies. He has published hours of art tutorials and has conducted an extensive programme of painting holidays throughout Europe.

Other works by Andrew John:

A Watercolour Journey (Hardback book) (ISBN 978 0-9561711-1-5)

A Watercolour Weekend (Tutorial CD)

Watercolour in Andalucia (Tutorial CD)

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