Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Early Days Chapter 2 The Iris and her Crew Chapter 3 Toughening Up Chapter 4 Teatime Chapter 5 Sleeping Chapter 6 Local Characters Chapter 7 Sharking Chapter 8 Barking the Nets Chapter 9 Herring Fishing Chapter 10 April Gales Chapter 11 The Engines Chapter 12 Working Big Shoals Chapter 12a Superstitions Chapter 14 Fog Chapter 15 Heavy Fishing Chapter 16 A New Fishery Chapter 17 A New Role Postscript Glossary
Paul Greenwood was born in Looe in 1947. His father was a shipwright by trade, later to become a cabinet maker and antique restorer, his mother a schoolteacher. The eldest of four children, he has two sisters, Penny and Louise, and a brother, Nick. He went to sea at the age of 16, joining the Iris in 1964. He later sailed as bosun aboard the Malcolm Miller before returning to fishing in 1973 and buying his own boat, the lugger Ibis, in 1978 which he used until 2002. He now lives in East Looe and owns the sailing lugger Erin.