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Life with the Coal Tar

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Freddy Gillies




From the back cover:
The Coal tar is the popular name given to members of the local fishing fleet operating out of Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula. Since the 1970s Freddy Gillies has been one of their number. Here, for the first time, you can discover what life on a fishing boat is really like. Freddy, who started life as a journalist on the local Courier, takes you behind the scenes and beneath decks to paint an often hilarious, sometimes tragic picture. It all adds up to an unforgettable account of a very particular form of West Highland life. No visitor to the area - or resident in it - will want to be without a copy.

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