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A Woeful Tale

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Derrick Cranpole discovered poetry during his time at sea, which took him from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean and from the Americas to the Red Sea.

Remembering bits of verse helped pass the long watches of the night. Back in the early sixties Cranpole found himself on the deck of a lobster boat. Despite many ups and downs he stayed at the fishing and he loved every day o
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Paperback, First, 95 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher
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Oscar Duggan
Feb 04, 2012 Oscar Duggan rated it really liked it
A warm tribute to the men and women of Ireland's sea fishing fleet, who daily battle the sea, the elements, the bureaucracy, to land the nation's fish quotas.

The people who ought to read these poems probably never will. The people whom it will appeal to are those who have experienced the life of the open sea, those who have wondered what it all must be like, and anyone who has ever had to deal with public officials whose view of life comes across as remote and unconcerned.

Told with great candou
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Ellie O'Leary
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