Whisky Johnny. First Edition in dustjacket

By: McMANUS, Chris

Price: $20.00

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McMANUS, Chris. Whisky Johnny. London: George G. Harrap & Co., (1956). First Editon. Pp (6),[7]-199,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to front and spine. A nautical novel a Scottish author. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1654. "Captain John Coulson, better known as "Whisky Johnny," badlyneeded a ship. He was a run-job skipper, delivering all types of craft to foreign ports, but his last job had ended up a total wreck, with the resultthat his Master's ticket had been suspended. So when a stranger who said h e was an agent of the Chiang-Kai-Shek government offered him £i,ooo to sailan old hopper-barge to Formosa he needed little persuasion to accept the d eal. The agent was very plausible, and free with his money, but something suggested to Whisky Johnny that the voyage would be eventful. It was indeed,though apart from the difficulty of handling the hopper, there was little to arouse comment until they reached Brazil, when the agent ordered a complete change of route. By now, the skipper was certain that the agent was playing a double game, but they had all their work cut out to keep the hopper afloat. As one event follows another in quick successsion, the story mountsto a gripping climax. This is a genuinely exciting sea story that combines the natural hazards of deep-sea life with the skulduggery of a modern thri ller." (from the dj). Top edge sunned, penned name, faint waterstain to fore-edge, else very good in worn, chipped and waterstained, but unclipped, dustjacket. 20.00

Title: Whisky Johnny. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: McMANUS, Chris

Categories: 84,

Publisher: George G. Harrap and Co., London, 1956,:

Seller ID: 111018

Keywords: NAUTICAL LITERATURE FICTION UNITED KINGDOM FIRST SCOTTISH,