Out of Grimsby, by Alf May
Booklet published by Richard Kay in 1989, 162 pages. Paperback (N4960)
This book is written by the third Alf May of Grimsby, telling the story of each generation as they lived and worked in the trade of trawl fishing. The author tells the story of his family from 1882 to 1932 - recounting the tragic loss of both his father and grandfather, and the changes in commercial fishing from sail to steam power. A beautifully written story, it depicts the typical life of any fisher family of the era. It serves to impress upon the reader, the toil of many men as they provide our island with fresh fish.
From the rear side cover: This book could be regarded as social history - but of a special kind. It is much more than an historical novel and is almost wholly first or second hand recounting of what did take place. Some is the author's own experience and much of what is not personal to him is the recounting by his father of his experiences. It is, in fact, not fiction, and every page carries the undoubted ring of truth....
Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover