This biography is of a Police Sergeant from County Cork who was relocated to London.
The story begins in 1888 and continues through three generations of the family name, which begins with two brothers leaving their vicious father to seek a better life. This begins in a traveling circus. The older boy manages a coconut side show while the younger finds himself in a Boxing Booth,.
The older brother leaves the circus to join a whaling sail ship, and his adventures are described in detail. The younger one is given the opportunity to become a professional boxer, which he accepts as it as a better alternative to the Boxing Booth and Bare Knuckle fighting. Fight details and training for this period is also described in detail. After he becomes a successful bantam weight champion, He retires from the ring to open a wet fish business with his brother in the East End of London. Where they are confronted by organized gangs..
The next generation continues the fish business through the 2nd world war and post war period when more than just fish is sold in the shop, The final generation repeats the actions of the first by running away from the fish business to join the Merchant Navy. Where their behavior is very similar to their predecessors. With Scams, Violence, Passion and Romance.
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Published June 2, 2009
by Trafford Publishing.
Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference.