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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 462 pages, 16 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 01/04/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841582276