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Derek James (scarytaff)

Joined 7 years ago from South Wales. Last activity 3 weeks ago.




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I am a retired underwater and navigation systems engineer who worked as a freelance engineer for the last twelve years of my working life. I travelled to many parts of the globe from Australia to North America working for oil companies and governments. I now relax at home in South Wales and write books under my pen name of Deric Barry. I've completed six novels up to now. My other passion is cooking and I love to experiment. 

Read some of my Rhymes here. https://sites.google.com/site/rhymestogo/home

My website where you can view my eight books    www.dericbarry.com   



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  • Fletcher Christian-Did he return to England?

    Fletcher Christian-Did he return to England?

    3 years ago

    Fletcher Christian was the leader of the mutiny against the tyrant Captain William Bligh on H.M.S. Bounty in the Pacific Ocean, in 1789. The mutineers settled on Pitcairn Island with their native wives. Did he return to...

  • Plague


    9 months ago

    History of the plagues and black death which ravaged Britain and continental Europe during the hundred years war in the 14th and 15th centuries, to the 17th century.

  • The Pretenders

    The Pretenders

    3 months ago

    The Pretenders-There were two pretenders to the throne of England in Henry 7th's reign. The first was a boy called Lambert Simnel and the second was Perkin Warbeck. The history of the pretenders begins with one of...

  • King Henry 9th?

    King Henry 9th?

    4 years ago

    King Henry 9th - England didn't have a King Henry the 9th, as everyone knows, but it very nearly happened, as Henry the 8th was trying desperately to have his illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy recognised as his heir. ...

  • Learning the language

    Learning the language

    8 months ago

    Origin of Speech-How did we first get language? What was the origin of Speech. When did we start to speak to each other instead of grunting, and I don't mean on a Sunday morning after Saturday night.

  • Good Vegetarian Food

    Good Vegetarian Food

    7 months ago

    Vegetarian food - Dahl is an Indian, vegetarian food dish and is a kind of thick, spicy soup usually served with rice and eaten with chapatis or naan bread which you use as a spoon. Use cooked lentils with spices. You...

  • Easy Corned beef Pasty

    Easy Corned beef Pasty

    14 months ago

    Easy Corned beef Pasty-You can make my delicious Easy Corned beef Pasty very cheaply. It will delight your friends and family, and, as well as getting the satisfaction of seeing your friends thoroughly enjoying their...