Paperback by Austin Macauley,£7.99 (ebook
After a long career in the Royal Navy, a spell in the Foreign Office and six months selling semi-conductors, Brora-based author Norman Dabell finally achieved his dream of becoming a journalist and, eventually, an author.
Following spells on weekly then daily newspapers, he launched a freelance golf journalism and broadcasting career and has also written six well-received books on golf.
This time he turns the spotlight on himself, revealing more about his life before becoming a writer.
Plum Jam and Pot Mess were two of his favourite delicacies and he says these sum him up.
As a child he was often in a jam, and when serving with the Navy, he was always in a mess.
Nostalgic and funny, and with lots of lovely personal photographs throughout, it will appeal to those who look back on the 40s-70s and those who spent time at sea with the Navy.