Hebridean Sharker

Hebridean Sharker

by Tex Geddes


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Hebridean Sharker by Tex Geddes

In this thrilling memoir, Tex Geddes describes his exploits as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch during the 1950s, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Using an adapted whaling harpoon, Geddes stalked these huge fish, often in perilous conditions, and engaged in other activities as well, such as crewing the local lifeboat, ring-net fishing, lobstering, deer-stalking, and salmon poaching. A fascinating examination of life in the Hebrides in the 20th century from a one-of-a-kind storyteller lauded for his unpredictable, cowboy-like antics, this autobiography is full of adventures and fantastic descriptions of a seagoing life in the islands.

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ISBN-13: 9781780270340
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tex Geddes served in the Special Forces and Seaforth Highlanders of the British Army during World War II, and at other times in his life tried his hand at various jobs, including boxer, lumberjack, rum-smuggler, and pony breeder. He owned the Island of Soay of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

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