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Due to personal circumstances we are unable to despatch any orders until Saturday 18th August. You can still place orders on our website. If you are in the UK you can select Second Class Postage and we will send your order by First Class Post.

Geoffrey Lewis (Steve Miles)

Book - A Boy Off The Bank

Book - A Boy Off The Bank

by Geoffrey Lewis.

Ten year old Michael Thompson has had enough. Mentally and physically abused by his drunken father, treated like a skivvy by his mother. On a bitter cold night in January 1940 he sets out to commit suicide.

This book tells the story of England's canals in wartime. Tragic and heart-warming, it charts the progress of a job becoming ever more difficult, seen from the perspective of a narrowboat's back cabin.

Soft back. 224 pages. 12.9cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 7.99

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Book - A Girl At The Tiller

Book - A Girl At The Tiller

by Geoffrey Lewis.

In this sequel to 'A Boy Off The Bank', the familiar characters of Michael and Ginny, Alby Baker, and other boating families continue their lives in peacetime Britain, plying their trade despite the deteriorating state of the waterways.

And new faces appear, one of whom is to have a greater impact on the crew of the Sycamore and the Antrim than they could ever guess...

Soft back. 248 pages. 12.9cms x 19.7cms approx.


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Book - The New Number One

Book - The New Number One

by Geoffrey Lewis.

Continuing the story of Michael, Harriet, Ginny, Carrie and Alby Baker as they carry on their lives, coping with ever more difficult conditions as the demand for their services slowly declines.

Soft back. 240 pages. 12.9cms x 19.9cms approx.


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Book - Cattle & Sheep & Boats

Book - Cattle & Sheep & Boats

by Geoffrey Lewis.

This book effectively picks up the stories from the Michael Baker trilogy about life on England's canals. Michael and family have moved to Australia but thay still keep in touch with friends etc. in England. Follow their stories over the next 30 years.

Soft back. 282 pages. 12.8cms x 19.9cms approx.


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Book - Jess Carter and the Oil Boat

Book - Jess Carter and the Oil Boat

by Geoffrey Lewis.

This is Geoffrey's first book intended for younger readers. It takes us from the industrial gloom of the Black Country to the wide expanse of the Manchester Ship Canal, via the pastoral landscapes of Shropshire and Cheshire, on board a horse-drawn tanker boat of Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd. Set in the spring of 1939.

Soft back. 144 pages. 12.8cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 6.99

Book - Jess Carter and the Bolinder

Book - Jess Carter and the Bolinder

by Geoffrey Lewis.

This second canal story for younger readers picks up the tale of young Jess Carter where the first book left off. We go with Jess and Luke south to Uxbridge, where their new boat is being built, and then travel with them as they make their way back towards Birmingham and the Thomas Clayton Ltd yard at Oldbury.

As well as having mechanical difficulties, they also meet a friendly and vaguely mysterious Dutchman, travelling the canals for his Amsterdam newspaper.

Soft back. 135 pages. 12.9cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 6.99

Book - The Longest Trench

Book - The Longest Trench

by Geoffrey Lewis.

In 'The Longest Trench', author Geoffrey Lewis tells a story of the canals between August 1914 and November 1918. It is the story of two families, working their boats through the years of conflict, maybe not in the front line but nonetheless fighting for victory in their own way, in the world they knew best, keeping the supplies moving not just of arms and ammunition for the fighting forces but of raw materials and fuel to the factories.

Soft back. 168 pages. 12.9cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Notes

The next five books are a series with DI David Russell. Only the third one, 'Strangers', has canal content, but the other four have been included for completeness.

Book - Cycle

Book - Cycle

by Geoffrey Lewis.

The callous murder of a schoolboy has lain unsolved for twelve years: D.I. David Russell remembers the case - he was a youthful detective sergeant at the time. Now, a routine enquiry from India betrays a tenuous link with the boy's death.

Soft back. 270 pages. 12.8cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 7.99

Book - Flashback

Book - Flashback

by Geoffrey Lewis.

A ten year old girl is missing, on her way to visit a friend after school. Absconded or abducted? D.I. David Russell is drafted in to begin the background investigation.

Soft back. 287 pages. 12.8cms x 19.7cms approx.


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Price: 6.99

Book - Strangers

Book - Strangers

by Geoffrey Lewis.

The Metropolitan Police have smashed a major counterfeiting gang - but the ringleaders have escaped. And Ron Walker has a problem: How do you protect your family when it is being threatened by a cold soulless killer?.

As the forgers try desperately to re-establish themselves in the provinces, David Russell's investigation becomes a race against time, both to convict the men and to save Walker's grandson from the fate which is stalking him on the idyllic highway of the Grand Union Canal.

Soft back. 279 pages. 12.9cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 6.99

Book - Winter's Tale

Book - Winter's Tale

by Geoffrey Lewis.

A young man is dead, shot down outside a night-club. All the evidence points to his girlfriend - his murder the result of a lovers' quarrel. But D.I. David Russell is uncomfortable with this conclusion.

Soft back. 298 pages. 12.9cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 6.99

Book - Gameboy

Book - Gameboy

by Geoffrey Lewis.

The latest David Russell novel. A teenage schoolboy has failed to turn up for classes. Not so unusual perhaps - but Ashley Forrest is thought of as the most reliable day-pupil they have at Elwood Priors School, and his headmaster is worried.

So comes the call to his acquaintance, DI David Russell, a call which is to project Grancester's senior child protection officer into perhaps his darkest investigation yet.

Soft back. 194 pages. 14.9cms x 21cms approx.


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Price: 7.99

Book - Thunderchild

Book - Thunderchild

by Geoffrey Lewis.

A young boy, living quietly in a remote rural village. A chance encounter with another youngster, a day of youthful exuberance in the nearby river - and an unexpected, unprovoked attack by daemons. So begins Gabriel's adventure.

It is a quest which takes him far from home on a journey fraught with peril from both human and magical assailants, and on a voyage of discovery into his own unrealised powers.

'Thunderchild' is the first part of a children's fantasy trilogy, but is a story complete in itself. (No canal content)

Soft back. 223 pages. 12.8cms x 19.7cms approx.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 9.99

Steve Miles

All of the above books were written under Steve's pen-name of Geoffrey Lewis, the following four are under his real name of Steve Miles. The first two are collections of short stories, and the other two concern one of Steve's other loves - American cars.

Book - Remember Me

Book - Remember Me

by Steve Miles.

Remember Me (one of the stories) is set on a remote sheep-station in the outback of Queensland and tells of an old man's search for the family he nearly had but left behind, and each of the short stories that accompany it follow the same theme of loss and recovery.

Soft back. 174 pages. 12.8cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 7.99

Book - Misty

Book - Misty

This is Steve's second collection of short stories, each in its own way touches on the paranormal, exploring happenings that defeat logical explanation. Four of the stories are set on the canals.

Soft back. 98 pages. 12.9cms x 19.8cms approx.


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Price: 6.99

Book - Over Here Volume 2

Book - Over Here Volume 2

by Steve Miles.

The photographs in this book all date from Steve's earliest exploits, using old-fashioned roll-film cameras - the youngest of them date from the beginning of 1965, the oldest from 1960. Most have never been published before.

Over 300 black & white photos with captions, from Buick to Willys.

Soft back. 196 pages. 18.8cms x 24.5cms approx


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RRP: 9.99
Price: 7.99
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Book - Over Here Volume 3

Book - Over Here Volume 3

by Steve Miles.

Steve has again dipped into his extraordinary archive of photographs taken during the 1960s to put together this third collection of American cars.

This time he focusses entirely upon cars from the 1950s, from Buick to Studebaker, almost 250 photographs with captions.

Soft back. 156 pages. Black & white photos


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

RRP: 9.99
Price: 7.99
You save 2.00 (20%)