Wonderful Response for Helen Babbs and Adrift!

Helen Babbs has being getting lots of wonderful coverage for her beautiful book about life on London’s Waterways; Adrift.

Exploring the people, politics, history and wildlife of London’s canals and rivers, Adrift is an intimate and unusual portrait of London, and of life.

It’s not just the quality of the writing that singles this out as one of the best waterways books for decades, but its timeliness too…mandatory reading for anyone considering a life afloat in London, and can’t come recommended highly enough to others with an interest in our capital’s waterways and the lives – human or otherwise – they harbour. Waterways World Magazine

…perfect for anyone who enjoys a lazy walk along London’s canals. Babbs is an excellent nature writer, evoking the lives and emotions tied to the water. The Bookseller

…waterways writing at its finest: the breathtaking, boat-eulogising Adrift. @TheBookBarge


Adrift has also featured in The Guardian and The Sunday Times, and The London Review of Books Bookshop has picked it as one of its recent highlights.

This May you can hear Helen read from Adrift at several events, including Books for Brunch at The Fable in Holborn, and the Crick Boat Show.

Published by Icon Books you can buy your very own copy here!