"A colourful and comprehensive guide to life on the waterways. Practical, pretty and accessible, it's charmingly designed while providing excellent advice."
– Maria Hodson, BBC Countryfile Magazine
"Jim Batty's extraordinarily handsome book addressing all of these questions - and some more - might just become your new best friend.
... It's all rounded off with aspirational images (really, some of the best waterways photography we've seen in some time)."
– Sarah Henshaw, Waterways World
"Essential reading for anyone from professional narrowboaters to those musing a change of lifestyle."
– Countryside Magazine
"... It is full of enticing images and pertinent information. Along with the positive and passionate tone of writing, it may just encourage those keen to find out a little more to take the next steps.
My Verdict: A cracking Christmas present for anyone who may have mentioned an interest in life on the water ... "
– Graeme Marsh, Towpath Talk
"This isn't the first book about living afloat on a narrowboat ... but it manages to look at it from a different angle. Each chapter is based around one of the standard questions that existing liveaboard boaters always get asked. The classic 'Is it cold in the winter?' leads to a description of different types of heating and insulation ..."
– Canal Boat Magazine
"If you wish to learn about life afloat on an inland waterway, including living aboard, then Narrowboat Life by Jim Batty is just the ticket."
– Evergreen Magazine