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By Stuart Donald

This ebook is a compilation of the recent stories of the motley team of the very important Spark that have been first released in Para convenient Sails back and Para convenient All At Sea and during which Donald confident Neil Munro's many lovers of his skill to create completely new eventualities round the unique forged of characters. followed with interval plates of exact West-coast scenes taken on the time of the settings of Munro's unique stories, those 60 tales are funny, enlightening and continuously mischievous. this can be bound to develop into the fundamental quantity which Para convenient fanatics around the globe will wish and should be an exceptional tribute to Stuart Donald's targeted expertise. the 1st volumes have offered out yet Stuart's dying avoided a trilogy from being accomplished. This compilation quantity is as a lot a tribute to Stuart's expertise because it is to Neil Munro's inspirational characters ...the motley staff of the very important Spark.

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