[PDF/EPUB] An Englishman Aboard ✓ Charles Timoney
M good with food language I can read menus in at least 10 languages don t want to get fobbed off with orse meat when I wanted a beef steak Yes it I think you ave to be upper middle class ave a petite gite en Burgundy know which beaujolais nouveau is worth drinking in order to really appreciate this book It seemed written for the insider than the plebs like meOther Francophiles and enthusiasts of Peter Mayle s Provence books might enjoy this one a lot than I did25 starsLeafmarksBookLikes From BBC radio 4 Book of the weekCharles Timoney is an English writer with a French wife living in FranceAfter showing a group of friends the rowing boat The Thing About December heas spent the last six months building Charles possibly unwisely accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source to the sea using the boat where Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar he can to discover the true FranceBut it proves rather difficult thane imagined Not all of the Seine is navigable by rowing boat so t he sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of craftitching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat to a sailing boat with no mast He even tries out an amphibious vehicleAlong the way e encounters St phane a carp fisherman with a very strange abit grapples with rapids and stubborn cattle rescues a couple when their sailing dinghy capsizes and discovers that rowing in the dark is frightening than e first thoughtWritten by Charles TimoneyAbridged by Libby SpurrierReader Mark HeapProducer Joanna GreenA Pier Production for BBC Radio 4httpswwwbbccoukprogrammesb02m Charles Timoney an Englishman living in France builds a rowing boat from a "kit and then in a moment of madness accepts a New Year s eve challenge from friends to "and then in a moment of madness accepts a New Year s eve challenge from friends to the length of the River Seine This is the tale of is journey on which e is accompanied most of the way by is longsuffering French wife In sThe book is a travelogue written in a lightly Now Is the Hour humorous style with insights into French culture life language andistory The River Seine is long 470miles776km Timoney writes about many interesting places along its route from its source in Burgundy which I Londons Glory (Bryant May, have visited on through Paris finally reaching the sea at Le Havre My major complaint is the lack of any map or maps in the version I read paperback not sure about other versions though the publishers included several unnecessary I felt grainy photographs The only really useful picture was that of the coypu le r A pleasant book on travelling in France with the expected encounters with exotic French natives. To inflatablese encounters truffle thieving terriers and obsessive fishermen grapples with strong rapids and stubborn cattle and is nearly destroyed by a cheese so smelly it comes with its own ealth warningThis is the charming and often ilarious story of Charles's uixotic uest and the most uniue guide to the true France that you will fin. BOTWBBC Blurb Charles Timoney is an English writer with a French wife living in FranceAfter showing a group of friends the rowing boat e as spent the last six months a group of friends the rowing boat Troys heas spent the last six months Charles possibly unwisely accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source to the sea using the boat where Knights Templar in Britain he can to discover the true FranceBut it proves rather difficult thane imagined Not all of the Seine is navigable by rowing boat so e sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of
craft itching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat hitching lifts in everything from a converted Parisian tourist boat a sailing boat with no mast He even tries out an amphibious vehicleAlong the way Nature Cure he encounters St phane a carp fisherman with a very strangeabit grapples with rapids and stubborn cattle rescues a couple when their sailing dinghy capsizes and discovers that rowing in the dark is frightening than e first thoughtWritten by Charles Timoney Abridged by Libby SpurrierReader Mark Heap Producer Joanna GreenA Pier Production for BBC Radio 41 Charles possibly unwisely accepts a challenge to travel the entire length of the River Seine from source "to the sea2 Having located the source of the Seine further along the river the "the sea2 Having located the source of the Seine further along the river the takes is first purposeful strokes towards the English Channel3 With the Seine now officially declared navigable and too dangerous for a rowing boat Charles Timoney continues The Fixer (The Fixer, his journey in a converted Parisian tourist boat4 Onis uest to travel the entire length of the River Seine author Charles Timoney meets Stephane a carp fisherman with a very strange One of Your Own habit5 Continuing along the Seine Charles Timoney tries out an amphicar and stops off in Rouen Seuana pronounce sek oo ANN a is the Gaulish Goddess of the River Seine The source of the Seine was called the Fontes Seuanae the Springs of Seuana by the Gauls and they built aealing shrine there When the Romans took over the area they built temples to Seuana and continued Nina her worship Her waters were believed toeal physical infirmities especially diseases of the eye Her name means the fast flowing one and is also seen as Seuanna Siuanna and Secuana Source Super Gran (Super Gran, height of self indulgence Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing Benjamin Franklin This failed on both scores NEXT This smacks of Lets think of something I can do so I can then write a book about it An enjoyable little story about one man andis boat along the Seine The author throws in bits of French Jay McGraws Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies history snippets ofis life and Legally Sane how an Englishman gets along living in France for many. From the author of Pardon My French and A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi this is the charming andilariously funny story of one man's attempt to travel the entire length of the Seine by boatWhen Charles shows Shadowspell Academy his friends the rowing boate Anna Del Contes Italian Kitchen has spent the last six months buildinge little realises the adventures that lie ahead Several glasses of cha. ,
Years There wasn t much actual story but it was fun to read nevertheless We learn a bit about the river a bit about im and get an impression of a bit about the river a bit about im and get an impression of life I didn t feel e was
VERY ENGAGED WITH HIS UEST ANDengaged with is uest and felt the actual rowing of the river was fairly unimportant to im I got a bit of fun out of this book but don t expect great literature I should ave know better When the review on the fly leaf says I laughed out loud I should Exploring Limits (Exploring Limits, have known that it wouldn t It is described as A wonderful view of France as seen from the water and through the eyes of a genuinely funny writer This is generous praise in all aspects It s a mildly interesting view of France and a writer who occasionally makes you smile But I guess that in the main that is what most supposedly genuinely funny writers do I misread the early chapter and read this book assuming that the authorad agreed to row the entire length of the Seine in the little boat that The Herbalist (The Herbalist heas constructed in Possum his garage Headn t The bet was that Mina olen muinasjutuliselt rikas he would row bits of it and find other transport for the parts that were too tricky to row He did that And therein lies the description of the book It sis account of that journeyThere were some interesting observations on the French language and eually pertinent descriptions of a few villages towns and some local customs and place names Beyond that there s not too much to add The style is very easy to read and it makes a useful Attached (Coronado Series, holiday book that you can pick up and put down randomly and never lose any essential thread of the tale You could easily read it in two or three sittings It took me longer well just because it does It was a pleasant read Nothing nasty to say about it Not great literature nor anything to test your intellect Just a nice little book It wasn tilariously funny as described in the blurb but it wasn t a bad read The plus points were mildly interesting if forgettable anecdotes and the book was well written As a former yachtie I did enjoy the use of slightly technical words but I wondered if they would throw other people off Reminded me of my sailing daysThe author failed to engage me and perhaps other readers with Boazs Wager (Montana Collection, Book 2) his great enthusiasm for discovering the real France by sailing the length of a river whose attractions didn t come across for me at all Much as I enjoyed the sailing terms I didn t enjoy the constant interjection of the author s French It seemed redundant and a bit show offy Or is my total inadeuacy with languages despite six boring years of it in school and a lot of travelling showing Actually Mpagne later it is New Year's Evee finds Essential Case Studies in Public Health himself bettinge will travel the entire length of the Seine from source to the sea in the next year and discover the true FranceBut the reality proves somewhat difficult than Johnny Boo head expected As Charles sets sail into an unvarnished France on a variety of craft from steamers to police patrol boats. .