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I'll Tell You About Harry [Paperback]

Mick Stuart
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  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Bothy Media (10 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956303404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956303400
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14.4 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,542,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mick had befriended a gull as a child when he was laid up with a badly cut foot on the island of Gigha. The injury might well have denied him a career in the British Royal Navy. Then came the war and he enlisted. The scar on his foot was ignored. In 1944, having completed the training for a commission in the RNVR, he was transferred to the Indian Army and served with the Gurkhas until Indian independence in 1947. Transfer between armed forces was unheard of, in wartime, but thirteen did so when Burma was rapidly consuming personnel and the navy was overstaffed after the Normandy landings. He gained a B.Sc. in agriculture at Edinburgh University and returned to Gigha to farm with horses and Ayrshire cows. He became a development officer with the Scottish Education Department after teaching farming in the Borders Region of Scotland. His task was to rationalise the land based subjects both in content and assessment. Retirement on the island of Islay provided every opportunity to indulge his childhood pursuits, that of watching nature, photographing the birds, flowers, otters, deer and seals. This produced the book "I'll Tell You About Harry". He found time to write his account of the war as he had seen it and included in "The Signaller Wren" are the letters from a loyal wren he had met in the navy and a great number of photographs and illustrations. Other books are to follow soon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not anthropomorphic 1 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
Friendship with Harry, a herring gull, and now with his widow for twenty years. Harry died in 1994 and Mrs.H had to defend the territory most forcefully to prevent being ousted. She has earned the right to stay and is now respected by other gulls. She has not taken another mate and does not go off at nesting time. She was jealous of the author's friendship with Harry but now accepts that he is not as bad as she once thought.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and unusual book 24 Sep 2011
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Although quite slim this book contains an interesting collection of thoughts and comments relating to the shared life of the author and Harry, a herring gull. It tracks the life of Harry and his mate, Mrs. H, and their interaction with the author and contains some beautiful and unusual photos (in colour) of their life together in a most beautiful part of Scotland.

I didn't set out to specifically learn about the herring gull but found myself doing so without effort due to the authors explanation of Harry and Mrs. H's life together. I'm not sure if the subject will ever some up in a quiz, but I'll be ready with the answers if it does!

An interesting and enjoyable book that I can highly recommend.
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