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Helen Babbs is a writer and journalist. Her work has been published by the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, New Statesman and Time Out, among others. Helen's first book - My Garden, the City and Me, about urban nature and the glory of growing things - was published in 2011 and nominated for two garden writing awards.


'Babbs is an excellent nature writer, evoking the lives and emotions tied to the water. Charming' -- Steven Cooper * Waterstones Events Manager, The Bookseller * `One of the best waterways books for decades' * Waterways World * `Waterways writing at its finest: the breathtaking, boat-eulogising Adrift.' -- @TheBookBarge `Chapter after chapter of utterly captivating prose' * Caught by the River * `A treat ... Babbs's effortless prose is tight and lyrical, moseying along at a calm, steady pace, but there are moments both barbed and cutting ... A serious and fascinating book' * Hackney Citizen * `A compelling exploration of river living' * Homes and Gardens * `Adrift is an engaging introduction to living on a narrow boat, held together with atmospheric descriptions of reconnecting with life's simple pleasures ... It is at its best when capturing the transition from a life on land to a life on board, as well as mapping the evolving relationship between urban building developments and the canal's ecology.' -- Times Literary Supplement

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