Para Handy

Neil Munro

New deluxe gift edition of the perennial Scottish classic.
Date Published :
July 2015
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ISBN : 9781780273112
Pages : 512
Dimensions : 7.85 X 5.5 inches
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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 in 1905. 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 This definitive edition contains all three collections published in the author's lifetime, as well as those that were unpublished and a new story which was discovered in 2001. 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.

About The Author

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 Para Handy, Erchie And Jimmy Swan. Neil Munro Died In 1930.

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