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Will Your Anchor Hold? A Fisherman’s Tale


Author: Kenneth Ball

$18.95

Jimmy Major, a young man from a small fishing community on Newfoundland’s southwest coast, is someone you are sure to fall in love with. Readers first met him in author Ken Ball’s first book A Fisherman’s Tale: Men That Men That Go Down to the Sea in Ships. He was 16 then and going to sea to make a living as a fishermen. In Will Your Anchor Hold? A Fisherman’s Tale Jimmy is 20, living in Harbour Breton, skipper of the beam trawler Ocean Fancy, happily married and about to become a father. The story of Jimmy Major is a wonderful read that will make you laugh and cry and cheer as you follow him along his path.

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Ken Ball’s debut novel A Fisherman\s Tale: Men That Go Down to the Sea in Ships was a resounding success and now he’s back with a second book about Jimmy Major, a young man from a small fishing community on Newfoundland’s southwest coast. Readers first met Jimmy in 1937 when he was 16 and going to sea to make a living as a fisherman, first on a banking schooner and later as skipper of his own vessel. In Will Your Anchor Hold?: A Fisherman’s Tale Jimmy is 20, living in Harbour Breton, and skipper of the beam trawler Ocean Fancy. He’s a married man and he and his  wife, Martha, are about to become first time parents. Ken continues Jim’s story through World War Two, encountering a German submarine on the Grand Banks, deaths and illnesses, the ups and down  of life on land and at sea, and much much.  more. This is a wonderful read!