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Complete New Tales of Para Handy By Stuart Donald

Complete New Tales of Para Handy by Stuart Donald

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A compilation volume of Stuart Donald's classic tales which recreate the characters Neil Munro invented in his original works. Accompanied by period plates of West-coast scenes taken at the time of the original tales, there are 60 stories about the motley crew of the "Vital Spark".

Complete New Tales of Para Handy Summary

Complete New Tales of Para Handy by Stuart Donald

This book is a compilation of the new tales of the motley crew of the Vital Spark which were first published in Para Handy Sails Again and Para Handy All At Sea and in which Donald convinced Neil Munro's many fans of his ability to create entirely new scenarios around the original cast of characters. Accompanied with period plates of actual West-coast scenes taken at the time of the settings of Munro's original tales, these 60 stories are humorous, enlightening and always mischievous. This is sure to become the essential volume which Para Handy fans around the world will want and will be a great tribute to Stuart Donald's unique talent. The first two volumes have sold out but Stuart's death prevented a trilogy from being completed. This compilation volume is as much a tribute to Stuart's talent as it is to Neil Munro's inspirational characters ...the motley crew of the Vital Spark.

Complete New Tales of Para Handy Reviews

It takes a brave man to recreate a popular Scots hero, but Stuart Donald has done just that! The Evening Times Stuart has taught himself his craft so well that some stories could pass as the real Munro. Lorn MacIntyre, The Herald Hilarious! Shetland Times What a superb tribute to Neil Munro's stories of Para Handy and his crew. This book is a joy to read, and the 'Factnotes' giving the background to each tale serve to make the stories even more enjoyable. A double treat of delightful seafaring tales and local history in one book. Review by GA Kerr on Amazon

About Stuart Donald

The late Stuart Donald was a West Coast aficianado and author of In The Wake of The Vital Spark, Para Handy All At Sea and Para Handy Sails Again. He was manager of Cowal Gathering and a full-time freelance writer. He lived in Dunoon, Argyll and died in 2000 after a brave battle against cancer.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note ix Introduction 1 The Encounter at Inveraray 2 2 The Marriage at Canna 8 3 The Race for the Pier 15 4 Trouble for the Tar 22 5 Up for the Cup 29 6 An Inland Voyage 35 7 Those in Peril on the Sea 42 8 Macphail to the Rescue 49 9 The Kist o' Whustles 55 10 Hurricane at the Helm 62 11 The Vital Spark at the Games 69 12 A Spirited Performance 76 13 Things to Come 83 14 Look Back in Agony 91 15 The Incident at Tarbert 99 16 The March of the Women 106 17 The Missing Link 113 18 The Cadger 120 19 The Blizzard and the Bear 127 20 The Launch of the Vital Spark 134 21 Rock of Ages 140 22 Taking the Needle 147 23 High Life at Hunter's Quay 154 24 Flags of Convenience 161 25 Hogmanay on The Vital Spark 168 26 A Girl in Every Port 174 27 Going off the Rails 181 28 The Cargo of Cement 188 29 The Pride of the Clyde 195 30 The Downfall of Hurricane Jack 202 31 Pushing the Boat Out 209 32 The Umburella Men 217 33 A Naval Occasion 224 34 The Centenarian 231 35 High Teas on the High Seas 238 36 A Stranger in a Foreign Land 245 37 Cavalcade to Camelon 252 38 Scotch and Water 260 39 Many Happy Returns 268 40 Here be Monsters 275 41 The Tight White Collar 282 42 That Sinking Feeling 289 43 A Boatman's Holiday 297 44 Santa's Little Helpers 304 45 The Black Sheep 311 46 On His Majesty's Service 318 47 All the Fun of the Fair 325 48 Cafe Society 332 49 The Sound of Silence 340 50 Twixt Heaven and Hell 347 51 A Matter of Men and Machinery 354 52 May the Best Man Win 361 53 The Appliance of Science 369 54 The Gunpowder Plot 376 55 Nor any Drop to Drink 383 56 Para Handy's Ark 391 57 Follow My Leader 398 58 The Rickshaw and the Pram 406 59 Sublime Tobacco 414 60 Hurricane Jack, Entrepreneur 421

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Complete New Tales of Para Handy by Stuart Donald
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