Having saved her family from financial ruin by moving onto a houseboat in search of a less stressful, cheaper way of life, Marie Browne, her tea-fuelled husband Geoff and their children find themselves sucked back into normality. With a new job, a new rented house and a mountain of bills, they are pretty much back where they started, and the children are threatening mutiny. Facing perky postmen, ice-skating cows, psychotic villagers and outraged rodents, they're running out of time, their financial situation is getting desperate, and there's every chance life has conspired against them to make sure they never get back afloat. Until they find that the answer to their dreams lies with MINERVA, a narrow boat even more run-down than their first...
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Marie Browne is a gently harassed mother of three who, for the past 17 years, has been desperately trying to escape the Customer Service Industry. She lives on a barge, moored on a marina at Cambridge, with her husband Geoff, an electrician.
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