Gotty and the guv’nor: a true narrative of Gotty’s doings ashore & afloat, with an account of his voyage of discovery on a shrimping bawley in the English channel
There are many smiles and a few laughs in this daft old book published in 1907 – though it might reasonably be subtitled ‘a true collection of the sorts of stories waterside blokes are apt to tell even today’.
Read a writerly little piece about the author, novelist amd journalist Arthur E Copping, here.
My thanks to Nigel who runs the the Bexley London Borough Blog for leading me to this one!
PS – I gather from Dick Johnson (see comments below) that there’s another Gotty book Gotty in Furren Parts, but I’ve been unable to find an archive link, and it does seem to be pretty scarce… Shame!
2 thoughts on “Gotty and the Guv’nor”
As an Old Leigh Buoy myself I can heartily endorse this book as a good read, I have had a copy for many years.
And don’t forget “Gotty in Furren Parts”