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Sons of the Sea - A Tale of the Old Grimsby Fishermen
Death was always a ships mate as Captain Beasley set sail for easy fishing in the North Sea. The chance of a fatality was 14 times greater than that of a coal miner at the start of the 20th century. Could the sea be a mistress that he could not forget? Gladly, this Yankee would give it all up for the Belle of Grimsby. However, she has many admirers, including Sir Henry Dra ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published 2012 by Rose Point Publishing
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While this book has a subtitle about fishermen, it is really more of a pirate tale. Captain Beasley loves the Belle of Grimsby, Edith. After he learns that Edith is engaged to another man, Beasley hops on a ship to try and forget about her and seek vengeance for a past wrong. However, his plans end up going horribly wrong as he finds himself aboard a ship under the command of a pirate who has kidnapped the Belle of Grimsby. The trip takes Beasley into the Bight of Niger trying to save Edith from ...more
I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I found it a bit confusing at first because I was unfamiliar with the older writing style and a lot of the fisherman lingo used. As I grew accustomed to it, however, I found the story very interesting. The characters could stand to have a bit more depth and description, but the storyline was interesting and moved along at a steady pace, making this book a fairly enjoyable read.
What an absolute gem of a book written so many years ago and just recently brought to light. The descriptions are lush, the settings exotic, and the entire book filled with adventure. It was a cross between Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones gone to sea. I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful read. Don't miss it. ...more
My grandfather wrote this book back in the late 1920's when he tapped his manuscript out with his two index fingers on an ancient Underwood. Back during his 30 years of sailing the North Sea, North Atlantic, and down around the Horn, he came to know the right side of the world pretty well by water! Patrick J Rose (Stanley McShane) also knew his ships. At one point, he spent a year fishing with the fishermen of Grimsby (situated at the Humber Estuary) and he dedicates this book to them, apparentl ...more
I am Virginia Williams, the granddaughter and editor/publisher of historical author, Patrick John “Stanley McShane” Rose. I have published six of his manuscripts. In an effort to market and promote his books, I began a blog called Rosepoint Publishing. I currently review 2-3 books per week and welcome review submissions using the Submission Guide on my website. I submit reviews for the books I rea ...more
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