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Barging Into Burgundy - Gerard Morgan-Grenville

David & Charles, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Gerard Morgan-Grenville continues the narrative of his ancient barge; the Virginia Anne, as she glides gently through the waterways of central France. Her skipper undergoes an assortment of bizarre experiences which include a ducking after a lock-keeper’s homemade eau-de-vie, the hazards of negotiating the bridges of Paris at night whilst under the influence of ‘pot’, a strenuous attempt to help a (bikinied) damsel in distress, and the appalling results of a gift of peacock feathers. This must be the most amusing way of absorbing the fascinating story of the French waterways. For whether or not the Virginia Anne is under control, the author investigates the colourful history of the canals and river. The many charming illustrations are a seemingly timeless backdrop to these peaceful waterways so untouched by the ravages of the twentieth century.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.