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For Better For Worse, For Richer For Poorer

Damian Horner, Siobhan Horner

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Prose: non-fiction, Narrowboats & canals, Boating, Travel writing

Husband and wife's combined accounts of navigating the French canals from Calais down to Spain with two small children.

Damian Horner is scared that 15 years in advertising have turned him into a bastard. As he approaches his 40th birthday, he wants to see if he can be a good husband and a good father before it's too late. Siobhan, his wife, would like to find out too but has other worries. Do marriage and kids mean she's now trapped in a world of suburban domesticity? It takes a miserable day and a bottle of wine to change everything. Suddenly Damian and Siobhan decide to throw their lives in the air and escape to the French canals, taking with them their son Noah who is two years old and can barely talk and their daughter India who is one and cannot walk.

Told in two voices, we hear both sides of their story as Damian and Siobhan describe coming to terms with themselves and their life on board an old fishing boat in France with no space, no fridge, no charts, no deadlines and no flushing toilet.

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Praise for For Better For Worse, For Richer For Poorer

  • Their adventures not only renew a passion for the slow life but are a great read. - The Lady.

  • There's a brilliant bit towards the end describing how a clever idea from Shiv fixed the boat and saved the day. - Daily Mail.

  • A fascinating insight into the journey the couple shared from their individual perspectives...a unique and compelling story. - Scotland on Sunday.

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