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CLEAR LOWER DECK

A Collection of My Naval Yarns

by Roger Paine

Clear Lower Deck by Roger Paine: The small image is used elsewhere in my site as a link to this page

A Collection of My Naval Yarns

Former Royal Navy officer Roger Paine charts the ups and downs of Royal Naval life, both ashore and afloat, in this delightfully irreverent, and occasionally indiscreet, collection of "yarns" here to be savoured and treasured.

This 1st.

edition published 2012 by Fireship Press, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Clear Lower Deck by Roger Paine: This, and the other flash photograph are taken with a mobile phone in an attempt to show the condition and general appearance of this item.

ISBN: 978 1 61179 201 0

Paperback

137 pages plus 3 of adverts. 152 mm. x 230 mm. x 4 mm.
A glossy illustrated card bound book (PB) in at least NEAR FINE condition. No inscriptions. As New?


PRICE £8.50 incuding UK postage (Please email for overseas quote).


 Back cover blurb 

Do you know where the expression "grog" comes from? Or what happened when the admiral's parrot was seasick? Or why a gun-toting generalissimo in the Philippines distributed medals from a shoebox? Or have you heard about a cat called Oscar who was sunk with the German battleship Bismarck in World War II but survived to be sunk twice more in the ships which rescued him?

The answers to these questions, and other true salty stories, can be found in this book by former Royal Navy officer Roger Paine, as he charts the ups and downs of life, both ashore and afloat. Together with recipes for rum punch and rum Christmas cake, plus the traditional RN toasts for each and every day of the week, this delightfully irreverent, and occasionally indiscreet, collection of "yarns" is here to be savoured and treasured.

This page’s background is (as well as part of the cover of this book) adapted from the delightful cartoons on the free endpapers of the twelfth edition of Ward, Lock & Co.'s "The Wonder Book of the Navy" drawn by the illustrator Thomas Maybank.