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Derek James (scarytaff)

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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?

    5 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...

  • The Pretenders

    The Pretenders

    20 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?

    5 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. ...

  • Easy Corned Beef Pasty

    Easy Corned Beef Pasty

    3 weeks ago

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