Monday, 13 September 2010

Reviews and the Shropshire Union

Last week I said that I would be concentrating on the Shropshire Union canal.  Before getting on to that, may I just add a few words about the reviews 'A Time for Living' has received this last week. During the last couple of weeks people have obviously bought the book and sent me comments. Thank you for all the wonderful things you have said about it and to answer all your queries. The next book in the series, 'A Time for Crying' will be published and available for Christmas this year. Special thanks to Pam of Warwick who commented "this book should be a best seller" Thanks for that Pam,( I wish) 

Thanks also to all-review,co,uk a Book Review site who carried out a review of the book.   Extracts include -' Colt has merged many qualities into this gem of a read. Thrilling, mysterious, romantic and factual are some of the traits that could be used to describe it'  - 'You are kept on the edge of anticipation' - 'This book is an excellent and well written story. with thrilling action,cleverly thought out plots and an endearing tale. A must read, which I hope leads on to the next.'  The full review can be read on the sites of and

Now for The Shropshire Union canal. one of the public houses I mention, although not in any great detail, is the Anchor Inn.  A pub in the middle of nowhere. Run by the same family for more than a century, and little has changed in that time. Sit in the garden of the Anchor and drink real ale still brought up from the cellar in jugs, listen to the the birds and the silence that you can only find in such a location as this.  Behind the Anchor is a Camping and Caravan site with hook-ups for the caravans. This Inn has won many awards for it's 'real ale'

The second one today is The Navigation Inn, at Gnosall. A public house with a reputation for great food.
The Inn stands on the edge of the canal on the Newport Road. The atomsphere is relaxed and informal. The service cheerful and efficient. The menu is extensive with food to delight all palletes in it's six pages of choices.  You dine in a large conservatory with views across the garden to the canal. Many visitors come by car to dine at the Navigation whilst other come by boat.  Whatever your mode of transport you can be sure you will enjoy your visit to this canalside venue.
 That's it for this week. As usual comments are welcomed although I can't guarantee they will be published. (it's all down to space) but they will all be answered personally.

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