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Author of MatildaJayne, our great canal boat journey



My book MatildaJayne follows the journey of my son Billy Arthur Walden from being the victim of bullying at school through to his appearance on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces as the youngest project manager and the first person to have two builds featured on one programme. It follows the purchase of our dilapidated canal narrowboat through to its transformation into a beautiful floating home. The boat was transformed by Billy when he was a teenager. I home educated him, he then trained as a carpenter, locally at Lancaster and Morecambe College. His tutor Darren Leeming then entered Billy into the Skillbuild competition, Billy won the Skillbuild contest when he was only 16.
Amazing Spaces showcased his truly outstanding feat of transforming a rusty Volkswagon LT into a spectacular Camper Van.

My book is stocked locally at:

Lancaster Museum

Inspire Gifts and Gallery, Lancaster.

The Canal Turn pub, Carnforth.

Carnforth book shop.

Assembled Books, Lancaster.

Silk Mill café, Galgate.

If any charity would like to stock the book all proceeds from the sales will go to the charity.

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