MatildaJayne the book following our journey on Amazon! 

 

Awesome write up by @lmcollege Lancaster and Morecambe college

https://www.lmc.ac.uk/the-college/news/61-construction/1580-billy-waltzes-along-the-lancaster-canal-on-his-amazing-space

 

Very proud to have been asked by Lancashire Council to do a book signing at their Morecambe library, Friday 8th March between 12-1.30 p.m.

 

Just a few of the lovely book reviews on Amazon:

Somehow this book managed to make me feel part of this idiosyncratic family. I never saw the television programme that included Billy’s work on their narrowboat but this little book does more than enough to share the magic moments.

Rona House

I received this incredible read Wednesday and couldn’t wait to read it after seeing the family and the amazing work Billy did on the narrow boat they bought. Well I read it in an hour and truly found it humbling, funny, inspirational and totally blown away by the talent Billy has at such a young age. In the face of adversity and never gives up and will be a major success if life I have absolutely no doubt about. I can’t wait for another book to be published following Billys next dream and project. Thoroughly recommend the book

Mrs Seymour

I read the whole book in one sitting. It’s heartwarming, a story of triumph over adversity. Billy is a very talented young man and an excellent example of how home education can change lives. I’d recommend this book for anyone interested in tiny homes, narrowboats, self building etc.atildaJayne Book review:

Lucky 7 

In this world where the youth of today are given everything, this is a story about a families journey during a restoration project that many a skilled team could not do.
Please buy this book it make you feel good about a family who love eachother and a young man who is way beyond his years’

Simon

A cracking short read taking you on a journey through the trials and tribulations of converting a narrow boat. A remarkable you man in Billy and the support from his family is clear to see in this book which gave more of an insight after watching the show it was featured on.

Terri Colburn

Just seen this awesome recommendation for my book on this lovely website 

Kitty Irvine

https://kittyirvine.com/?fbclid=IwAR1AFukzAUhlNTDtiSxdZvHuiGnMlVDcHtiQmIRenOMz2BfBMsN7g3vK9Fo

This is their new book recently released and available on Amazon:

Willowwood Snug 

Willowwood Snug is a wonderful new community where the sun shines everyday and everyone is happy.
There are five main new characters, identical twins Tippy and Tilly, their big brother Niblick and their grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa.

Only available as ebook on Amazon as paper back book is still with the
publishers
https://amzn.to/2UAvM7e

 

 

Really pleased with our piece in #Lancasterdistrictmagazine @LDmagazine, they gave me a 3 page spread and put the first chapter of my book in there!!!

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Great to have made #BBCnews and interviewed on BBC radio Lancashire

 

Wow please take a look at the awesome support from The Lancaster Guardian!!!

https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/young-bentham-craftsman-billy-discovers-tv-fame-with-his-amazing-space-1-9554902

Billy was the youngest project manager to be on Amazing spaces and the first with two builds!

George was so impressed by Billy’s refurbishment of MatildaJayne he said:

Sprinkled Billy dust on it 

Other comments included:

Absolute Legend

In all my years I don’t think I have ever been so impressed by such a talented and humble craftsman 

Nothing short of unbelievable and 

Takes my breathe away 

Read the whole story in the highly recommended book; MatildaJayne, Our Great Canal boat journey

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The link to the programme:

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces/on-demand/68208-003

The book written by his mother; Jayne Walden is about the full refurbishment of their  canal boat;  MatildaJayne.   The book is ideal for anyone who is considering buying a canal boat or just has an interest in them.  It also covers the refurbishment of their Volkswagen LT.    Read about their journey from purchasing the boat through to the full restoration.  Full of information about safety certificates and other things associated with owning a narrowboat.  An invaluable read if you are contemplating buying a narrowboat.  Read about their mistakes, tears and  laughter as they work together to transform their ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.

The write up on Amazon:

Follow one family’s journey from the purchase of a dilapidated canal narrowboat through its transformation by them into a beautiful floating home. The boat was transformed primarily by Billy when he was a teenager who was home educated and then trained as a carpenter, who has succesfully competed and won a Skillbuild contest for the construction trade in the UK when he was only 16.
The refurbishment was followed by George Clarkes Amazing Spaces as seen on Channel 4 on UK TV, which also showcases his truely outstanding feat of transforming a rusty Volkswagon LT into a spectacular Camper Van for the family to use.
Their voyage is even more amazing when you consider that the family unit consists of mum Jayne, a single parent, Billy, a talented young man and the youngest family member is Matilda a cheeky, energetic autistic girl. The family is a strong unit, with lots of time for fun together whilst showing that its not necessary to follow tradition. The strong family bond shines through the book and will leave you laughing at some of the antics they all get up to.
George Clarke also mentions that Billy was the youngest Project Manager ever to appear on the programme.

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The YouTube link of the lift

Copies of the book MatildaJayne can be collected from:

Our shop at GB Antiques, Lancaster, LA1 3LA or

 

Silk Mill Café, Galgate 

https://www.facebook.com/silkmillcafe/

The Canal Turn, Carnforth, LA5 9EA

https://www.sugarvine.com/restaurant/canal-turn-carnforth/

Carnforth book shop 

http://carnforthbooks.co.uk/

Lancaster Museum

http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/sport-and-leisure/museums/city-museum

Inspire gifts and gallery, 28 New Street, LA1 1EG

https://inspiregiftsandgallery.co.uk/

Assembled Books, King St, Lancaster, LA1 1JN

http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/sites/markets/new-assembly-rooms

And Billy would just like to thank you all he would not be here today without all your support xxx

#youtube vid