The Last of the Hunters

Life with the Fishermen of North Shields
Author: Peter Mortimer
Publisher: Five Leaves
ISBN: 9781905512218
Category: Fisheries
Page: 131
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Herring Girl

Author: Debbie Taylor
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780745389
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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A troubled boy. A psychotherapist specializing in past life regression. An unsolved murder from 100 years ago that threatens to take another life. Twelve-year-old Ben believes he is a girl. When therapist Mary suggests hypnosis, he recalls a past life as herring girl Annie. The session ends abruptly and Mary begins to suspect that Annie might have been murdered. As the therapy continues, the events surrounding Annie’s final days start to emerge: her secret affair with young fisherman Sam; the violent jealousy of his rival Tom; the illegitimate pregnancy of her best friend Flo; the emerging homosexuality of her brother Jimmy. Before long Mary and Ben discover that all of these people lived and died over a century earlier in the fishing port where they live. If reincarnation happens in clusters, perhaps Ben's friends and family were involved in the dramas of 1898, and the murderer is still among them. Can they solve the mystery before tragedy strikes again?


Life at the Helm of the Toughest Job in Britain
Author: Jimmy Buchan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748122079
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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TRAWLERMAN is the memoir of Jimmy Buchan - skipper of the Amity II, a fishing vessel based in Peterhead, Europe's largest fishing port. Jimmy's story is one of incredible highs and lows. It's a life that has been lived on the very crest of danger and despair, a career of thirty years that has seen other skippers fall by the wayside, undone by a declining industry, or worse, lost to the unforgiving North Sea. By turns gripping, comic and nostalgic, this tale of Britain's most dangerous job, carried out by Britain's most famous skipper, is guaranteed to mesmerize.


South Shields 1930 : a stage play
Author: Peter Mortimer
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
ISBN: 9781905512492
Category: Drama
Page: 126
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The Old Man and the Sea

Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway
Publisher: Al Manhal
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
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This is an Egyptian edition of one of the most internationally celebrated works of fiction, Hemingway’s The old Man and the Sea. A Pulitzer-award and - Noble-prize winner, this work has cer- tainly become so extensively known all over the world, receiving a myriad of critical studies and translations. Hemingway himself could have never imagined such a sweeping success for his novel- la, devised while temporarily staying (for a few weeks) at a fishing village in Cuba. It is not simply the story of a big fish catch, but it is the story of a touching human relationship between old age and younghood, not to mention its highly philosophical message that it carries. All this, apart from other equally significant factors, makes Hemingway’s work worth reading and contemplating.

Salt of the Sea

The Pacific Coast Cod Fishfry and the Last Days Sail
Author: Ed Shields
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780967363387
Category: History
Page: N.A
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100 Days On Holy Island

A Writer's Exile
Author: Peter Mortimer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780574452
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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It was the worst winter in a decade, the winter of foot-and-mouth, when island power cuts ran for up to 72 hours - and two days before Peter Mortimer's planned departure, his father died.100 DAYS ON HOLY ISLAND is a quirky and often moving account of one man's self-imposed exile to a remote island off the coast of North-east England. Eschewing the usual historical or religious portrayal, Mortimer gives a vivid, humourous and often dramatic account of a confirmed urbanite in a small, tight-knit community cut off twice daily by the tides. Throwing himself into island life, he explores the landscape, people and myths that surround this remote `cradle of Chrisianity'. All of Mortimer's experiences within this unique island community are depicted with warmth and humour. The bleak winter scenery and idiosyncrasies of the island's inhabitants are described with an insight and understanding that could only have been achieved from personal experience. He helped in the local school, worked on the land, was the first person to be voluntarily cut off in the island refuge box and spent three tides isolated on the exposed outcrop, St Cuthbert's Island. The 100 days changed him - and probably changed the island. 100 DAYS ON HOLY ISLAND is a personal homage to the island and a remarkable account of a micro-society unique in modern Britain.


Author: George O. Shields
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sports
Page: N.A
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Author: Sir Norman Lockyer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
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