Spoils from the Sea, by J Taylor

Spoils from the Sea, The life and adventures of diver J E Johnstone
James Taylor

Diver ‘Johnno’ Johnstone of Liverpool was taught is craft at Invergordon at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It was here that he was told that he would’ never make good as a diver’. Anticipating a slump in his occupation, he emigrated to Australia where he rapidly developed an excellent reputation. His name is linked with the Niagara, Santhia, Normandie, Wanganella and Bantam. A salty and whimsical style on the part of the author matches his subject and his narrative is punctuated with a weatlh of racy anecdotes. Many of the subsidiary characters are as lively as the unforgettable Johnno himself.

Hardback with dust jacket in cellophane cover. Dust jacket is torn at the edges, but repaired. Small pieces are missing

240 pages
Black and white illustrations and photographs
144 mm x 204 mm (approx. 5.5 in x 8 in)
1950?, George G Harrap & co Ltd


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Weight .7 kg
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 3 cm