PARA HANDY - GIFT EDITION
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
- 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.