Ode to Joy


by Charles Harker

Joy is a remarkable little boat who tells her own story, from humble beginnings working as a barge boat on the Thames Estuary, to a workhorse in the oyster trade.

In her long and joyful retirement she is re-born as a winklebrig and sails her home waters of the River Blackwater, the Scottish waters of the Solway Firth, the Cornish River Fal, venturing abroad to Brittany and then finally, the Norfolk Broads. She encounters many adventures, from being swallowed by quicksand to being a film star.

This book is an ode to Joy from her devoted owners Janet and Charles Harker.

Page 10Page 10col

Jardine Press Ltd 2010
210 x 210mm
280gsm cover with flaps
64 pages text
16 pages colour photos
ISBN 978-0-9552035-9-6