Our first Story of the Year 2024 is about a quest, a journey in a narrowboat over days and months, meeting a cat and people known and unknown along the way and asking them a question. Not the cat, the people. (Ed.)
The Willesden Herald Story of the Month
January 2024: Cranes by Alex Barr
Fidler took early retirement and spent a year restoring a narrowboat, but when the year ended was filled with emptiness and horror.
His daughter came to stay and was shocked.
‘You look terrible, Father. You’re not yourself.’
‘Who am I then?’
‘Why aren’t you out on the boat on the canal? Why restore a boat if not to use it?’