For generations, Neil Munro's comic creation -- the motley crew of the Vital Spark under the command of Para Handy -- has enthralled readers as they sailed through the coastal and island waters of the West Coast of Scotland. This book is a nostalgic trip down those same waters at the turn of the century. The ships, the people and the places they frequented are all revealed by Stuart Donald as he explains why Munro's stories are still as popular today as they were almost 100 years ago. Could Munro really have thought up these characters? Or were they drawn from real life? As Donald shows, Munro did indeed draw on his own upper Loch Fyne home country to bring the likes of Para Handy and Hurricane Jack alive and he also reveals why 18 tales were suppressed by Munro when due for book publication. Fully illustrated with rare archive photos never previously published.
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The late Stuart Donald was a West Coast of Scotland aficianado and author of Para Handy Sails Again, Para Handy All At Sea and The Complete New Tales of Para Handy. He was manager of the world-famous Cowal Gathering and a full-time freelance writer. He lived in Dunoon, Argyll and died in 2000.
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Book Description Neil Wilson Publishing, 1996. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP38293308
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002585987
Book Description Johnston & Bacon. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hardback in Very Good condition. Blue cloth boards, very lightly bumped, surfaces clean, 223 pages, very scattered very minor foxing to the edge of the text block and contents, otherwise clean, tight binding. Note the title page has been removed (so no date of publication can be given) otherwise this would be a Near Fine copy. Unclipped jacket is Good Plus, creasing to the edges, particularly to the rear, a few minor surface marks and scratches, no tears. Price includes standard postage worldwide. Bookseller Inventory # 001398
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002262419
Book Description Neil Wilson, Glasgow, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. Hardcover with blue cloth boards in dust jacket, 1996, octavo, 223pp., illustrated in b&w. Book fine, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ near fine with publisher's stickers to rear panel and spine, mild wear, in protective mylar wrap. Bookseller Inventory # B27564