A Particular Year

This paperback edition first published in 2016 by euPublishing.eu and first printed in 2016 Copyright © Beatrice Holloway. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher and copyright holder. Beatrice Holloway has asserted the moral right to identify herself to be the author of this novel. ISBN 978-0-9568984-2-5


This book is dedicated to Hillingdon Narrowboats Association volunteers who always give me a warm welcome.


One year in the life of boat dwellers and many disasters can happen. Gripped in ice one winter and unable to work, families begin to suffer hardship and starvation. A good deed by Bert's father helped his family to survive.


I should like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped to get this third book about Bert and his life on the canal launched. Special thanks go to:

Roger Ashmore and associates for their help and suggestions.

Dave Ferris for the excellent cover design and illustrations.

And as ever, my family for their enduring encouragement and patience.