Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. You can explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the 2012 Olympics. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book will trace barge routes across the UK, from the gentle downs of Somerset to the dramatic splendour of the Hebrides. This is the official tie-in to the ITV series, coming to prime-time TV in January 2015. David Bartley's Barging Round Britain includes a foreword and chapter introductions by the presenter of the TV series, John Sergeant.