Para Handy - NEW Enlarged Edition


It is highly unlikely that a small and highly utilitarian Scots coasting vessel, universally known as a ‘Puffer’, would have attained its pinnacle of fame if the Chief Reporter of the Glasgow Evening News hadn’t created the wonderful character of Para Handy, the skipper of the Puffer The Vital Spark. Neil Munro penned 100 stories of their adventures around the Western Highlands of Scotland. If you haven’t read these wonderful tales, now is the time to meet Para Handy, Dougie the Mate, Macphail the Engineer and Sunny-Jim - the ‘Boy’ and, of course, ‘The Finest Ship in the Coastal Trade’. This definitive edition contains all three collections published in the author’s lifetime, as well as those that were unpublished and a new story which was discovered in 2001.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. 512 page hardback,  A great read awaits!