...perfectly formed, lavishly illustrated ...sheer enjoyment ...Anthony Osler does his job beautifully.
...an evocative tale ...amusing anecdotes and a real insight into life on a working barge. Beautifully illustrated.
Shipping Today & Yesterday
...full of rich humour. A book to make you happy.
...a wonderful depiction of life on Thames spritsail barges ...the prolific drawings of Angus Stirling admirably bring the story to life.
The Nautical Magazine
This well produced little book ...A good read. Recommended.
...remarkable ...Smy tells his story in 'flow-of-consciousness' style.
Traditional Boats & Tall Ships
Another great addition to the bibliography of the sailing barge ...Angus Stirling's drawings are a delight ...a little book, but it's worth every penny.
...a real treat ...a well produced and worthy addition to barge history.