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Normality is so over-rated. Boat life is better. In her debut memoir Narrow Margins, Marie Browne saved her family from financial ruin by moving her long-suffering husband, three children, and a dog on to a houseboat called Happy Go Lucky in search of a less stressful, alternative way of life. Now in Narrow Minds the family find themselves sucked back into normality, they’re pretty much back where they started: horrible house, no boat, and the kids are beginning to threaten mutiny.

Facing perky postmen, ice skating cows, psychotic villagers, and outraged rodents, they’re running out of time, their financial situation is getting desperate, and there’s every chance life has conspired against them to make sure they never get back afloat. Until they find the answer to their dreams lies with Minerva, a narrow boat even more run-down than the first. This hilarious follow-up shows the lengths to which a desperate woman will go just to restore her preferred lifestyle.

©2013 Marion Browne (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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fantastic listen

loved it ,it is so true to life not unloke my life on my narrowboat and the narrator is brilliant

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Slow start. Same format

Authors opinion of northerners seems a bit nasty. Lucy Scott reads this tale wonderfully. Lots of extraneous stuff and a little cliched at times.

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This is my life.

Brilliant boater story. Fantastically written to describe life afloat. It is a very hard but rewarding way of life and there are the funny sides to it. No one in a house would wear 5 jumpers in winter and spend 2hrs trying to light a coal fire. We must be mad LOL. X

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  • Sharon
  • 06-04-15

Narrow Minds by Marie Browne

I really enjoyed this audio. I am a Brit living in the US and it's always been one of my dreams to live on a narrow boat. It was very eye opening, and amusing, and I loved the narrator.
I hope we continue to hear about this crazy happy family.

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  • Mark Holgate
  • 23-09-20

Lovely story. I stayed on the couch all day.

Inspiring life story of courage and adventure. The alternative life style with kids and pets.