|by Tony James
Subtitled 'A sentimental journey to the forgotten ports of the South West.'
The author revisits the ports sailing into them an a 19-foot open boat, a replica of a Bristol Channel Flatner that he built himself. He rediscovers a forgotten world peopled by characters, who a century on, are still larger than life.
Women and children fighting invaders with sticks and stones, 20 million pilchards caught within 24 hours, cargoes as diverse as soap, raisins, and bullock's horns; the Southwest's colourful maritime past has been brought to life in this evocative book.
Illustrated with over 230 photographs, many previously unpublished, spanning 150 years of maritime history.
2006, 203 pages, softcover.