Top – First hardback edition 1948. Bottom- First paperback edition 1950.
Emma Smith’s account of life as a wartime trainee on the narrow boats of the Grand Union Canal Co’s fleet wiil be known to most canal lovers. Happily she is still with us and has recently published the second volume of her autobiography.
As Green as Grass covers the period from the late 1930’s through to her war years on the boats and afterwards.
Vol 1 ‘The Great Western Beach’ was published in 2008 and covers her childhood in Cornwall.
Both books are as might be expected from an accomplished author – fascinating reads. Highly recommended .