Saturday, 20 October 2012

Hello World

The website of Derrick Cranpole, poet, retired seafisherman, champion of seafarers and coastal communities will be appearing here shortly. Watch out for future posts from the man himself.

A Woeful Tale, Cranpole's debut collection of poetry will be available to buy from this website and details of forthcoming work will be announced.

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A Woeful Tale by Derrick Cranpole)

Available to buy in paperback edition from this website. RRP €9.99 plus P&P.

Also available in e-book format from Amazon and Smashwords

Special Offer: Get 25% off the Smashwords edition when you use the Coupon Code - VX48U. See Smashwords for more information. Limited time offer.

What They Said

"Over the years I have known a lobster fisherman from the South-East, a man fond of a bit of ironic, sometimes blunt poetry or ditties, particularly when he was infuriated by official policies on fishing." - Tom MacSweeney, Marine Times

"Referring to the fishing industry and maritime matters especially in the South East (it is) a mainly humorous comment on the maritime society of the area and its 'official regulators'." - CiarĂ¡n O Mullain, Marine Times

"Cranpole's wry observations and humorous anecdotes make the mind boggle, not because they are too fantastic, but because they are all too real." - The Skipper

"He deals with everyday experiences of sailors and of the issues concerning seamen from bad weather to the EU's common fishery policy. When not dealing with such serious matters, his poems are funny and light-hearted as are also the sketches used to illustrate the book. Here and there we even detected a touch of the Kiplings." - Books Ireland, March 2012.