The story is told through the eyes of Jessie, a young girl, living with her family on a working narrowboat, at the time of the First World War. This amazing insight into the day-to-day life of a typical narrow boating family of that time, their joy and their pain is told in rich dialect and in such a descriptive way that you will feel you're actually there, experiencing every moment, as the story unfolds.
Suzie has 'channelled' the entire work, each chapter written from the actual dialogue of Jessie herself. She therefore makes no apology for the dialect or grammar, her desire to reproduce Jessie's words exactly as they were given to her, has remained paramount throughout. Whether you believe that Spirits from the past can actually tell their own stories from beyond the grave, or not, will make no difference to your enjoyment of this heart rending, warm and very human story....
............"It was early one mornin' when these
two men in uniform cam marchin' over the bridge and down the towpath
towards our boats. We'd been moored up at the Barge Inn for the night
'cos they always gave us good dry stablin' for Hercules our horse. Well
as I was sayin', these two uniforms came marchin' up to our boat and
the knocks on the cabin side like.