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In 'Hebridean Sharker' Tex Geddes describes his exploits during the s as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Using an adapted whaling harpoon, he and his crew stalked these huge fish often in perilous conditions, the liver of which is a valuable source of oil. About the Book In 'Hebridean Sharker' Tex Geddes describes his exploits during the s as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Using an adapted whaling harpoon, he and his crew stalked these huge fish often in perilous conditions, the liver of which is a valuable source of oil.

Hebridean Sharker by Tex Geddes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at After my Trollope adventure I wanted a complete change of pace and as luck would have it 'Hebridean Sharker' turned up in my letter box.A month or so back I wrote about Gavin Maxwell's 'Harpoon at a Venture' (a book I love to the point that I'm prepared to be evangelical Hebridean sharker.

book it), having reminded myself about just how good that book is I was intrigued to discover that Tex Author: Desperate Reader. Hebridian Sharker with Talisker Skye There are many things I enjoyed about Tex Geddes' 'Hebridean Sharker', which is a real curiosity of a book.

When it was reissued about 5 years ago I was mostly interested because Geddes had worked as a harpooner for Gavin Maxwell, he features in 'Harpoon at a Venture', Maxwell's first, and arguably best book Author: Desperate Reader.

A truly excellent read describing one man's struggle against all odds to eke out a living in the harsh climate of the west of Scotland. You can almost smell & taste the results of Howard's labours as he battles not only the elements and the animosity of /5(27).

1st edition. 8vo ( x mm). Pp B/w photograph plates. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Canadian, Tex Geddes, was Gavin Maxwell's first employee when he started his basking shark fishery in the Western Isles, just after the S. In his book Hebridean Sharker, published by Birlinn, Geddes describes harpooning a “great number of sharks first of all with hand harpoons” with Maxwell, much in.

In 'Hebridean Sharker' Tex Geddes describes his exploits during the s as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Using an adapted whaling harpoon, he and his crew stalked these huge fish often in perilous conditions, the liver of which is a valuable source of : Tex Geddes.

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Beyond talking to Burton, Geddes also discussed the event in his autobiography Hebridean Sharker.

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In fact, Geddes’ book even got a special mention in the caption to the ILN dragon. In 'Hebridean Sharker' Tex Geddes describes his exploits during the s as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Using an adapted whaling harpoon, he and his crew stalked these huge fish often in perilous conditions, the liver of which is a valuable source of oil. Book\/a>, schema. "Self-discipline was never my strong point," the author confesses on the first page of this book and then proceeds amply to prove his words.

Tex Geddes is of that breed of men to whom adventure is an essential requirement, and this account of his life as a shark-fisher off the west coast of Scotland is packed with excitement and anecdote.

Joseph "Tex" Geddes (24 October – 11 April ) was a Scottish author, adventurer, and self-styled Laird of Soay best known for the memoir Hebridean Sharker () about his adventures on sharking boats off the west coast of Scotland with Gavin Maxwell and others.

Geddes was a central character in Maxwell's Harpoon at a Venture (), an account of their Born: 24 OctoberPeterhead, Aberdeenshire. Hebridean Sharker Film Theory and Criticism Stalemate (Eve Duncan Book 7) Lucy in the City Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned Tell Time with the Very Busy Spider Rational Recovery The Summer of the Swans Alimentacion Consciente Fearless: How Jesus Changes Everything Easy Vegetarian Slow Cooker Cookbook Beginning AutoCAD Home for the Holidays.

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Contents: Leaving behind their close knit island communities, these intrepid women undertook the long journey by sea and rail to the mainland of Scotland to train as. Also working the sharks with Maxwell was Tex Geddes, who wrote his own book, Hebridean Sharker, in In most of the population, some 27 people, left the island to live and work in the Craignure area on : Marc Calhoun.

Hebridean Sharker In 'Hebridean Sharker' Tex Geddes describes his exploits during the s as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Using an adapted whaling harpoon, he and his crew stalked these Author: Alan Macniven. Books on board and good to read.

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part memoir this book is a unique and affectionate portrait of a sea-fringed nation and of the drifter's quest to belong. Hebridean Sharker. Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when inholidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay – `Access by courtesy of fishing boat’.

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"First published in by Herbert Jenkins Ltd, London"--Title page verso. In this thrilling memoir, Tex Geddes describes his exploits as a hunter of basking sharks in the waters of the Minch during the s, between the Inner and Outer Hebrides of : Tex Geddes. He wrote a book, Hebridean Sharker, about his time with Maxwell.

He drank hard, told stories and warned off ‘trespassers’ to his island with infamous, ferocious rudeness. Or so some say. Soay, today, is like many of the smaller isles of the Hebrides.

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