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Para Handy by Neil Munro

Para Handy by Neil Munro

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A collection of stories on Para Handy, who originally appeared in the "Glasgow Evening News" nearly a hundred years ago. The mariner and his crew recall the age of puffers sailing between West Highland ports and Glasgow and notes are included to contextualize each story.


Para Handy has been sailing his way into the affections of generations of Scots since he first weighed anchor in the pages of the Glasgow Evening News nearly a hundred years ago. The Master Mariner and his crew - Dougie the Mate, Macphail the Engineer, Sunny Jim and The Tar - all play their part in evoking the irresistible atmosphere of a bygone age when puffers sailed between West Highland ports and the great city of Glasgow. This definitive edition contains all three collections published in the author's lifetime, as well as a new story never previously published. Extensive notes accompany each story, providing fascinating insights into colloquialisms, place-names and historical events. This volume also includes a wealth of contemporary photographs, depicting the harbours, steamers and puffers from the age of the Vital Spark. This edition includes one further story, which was discovered in 2001.

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SKU GOR001500857
Title Para Handy
Author By (author) Neil Munro
Contributor N/A
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Birlinn General
Year Published 2002
Page Number 462
ISBN 1841582271
ISBN13 9781841582276
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and previous use.
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