Contains stories from The Vital Spark, In Highland Harbours with Para Handy and Hurricane Jack of the Vital Spark as well as 18 previously uncollected stories about Para Handy and the Great War, Para Handy and the Naval Review of 1912, and Para Handy and the introduction of radio in Scotland.
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Neil Munro was born in 1863. He followed a career in journalism, eventually becoming editor of the Glasgow Evening News. He achieved great success as a poet and novelist, writing masterpieces of historical fiction such as John Splendid and The New Road as well as the humorous tales of Erchie and Jimmy Swan. Neil Munro died in 1930. Brian Osborne and Ronald Armstrong have written and edited numerous books, including the Erchie and Jimmy Swann stories. They also edited Echoes of the Sea: A Scottish Sea Anthology, Mungo's City: A Glasgow Anthology, Cradle of the Scots: An Argyll Anthology and Wicked Men and Fools: A Scottish Crime Anthology (all published by Birlinn). Brian Osborne has also written three biographies, including The Ingenious Mr Bell: A Life of Henry Bell. Brian lives in Kirkintilloch and Ronnie in Cardross.Review:
'... will delight readers old and new' - Scots Magazine 'A fine collection from Birlinn... really well-presented, introduced and edited... light-hearted but exemplary in scholarship... a delightful large volume' - Douglas Gifford, Books in Scotland
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Book Description Birlinn Publishers, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1874744025
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1874744025