A simple life with extraordinary events and lessons of life for everybody.
Michael Hugh Soady was born in Looe, Cornwall, in 1937; into a family who has been fishermen for many generations. His life has traversed many paths from studying in Devonport Engineering College, serving as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Corps of Royal Military Police, continuing his service as an electronic draughtsman with the Royal Naval Armament Depot in Plymouth and then changing paths to join the fishing crew on his father’s boat.
His story recounts the journey as a fisherman to becoming a Looe Town Councillor and one time Deputy Mayor finally holding the position of Chairman of the Board of Looe Harbour Commissioners.
Michael Soady has written the book “An Unlikely Cornish Fisherman – The Early Years”; to share his memories and life experiences with the world. His proud Cornish origin and the experiences from his time in the military and with his family have made his story worth reading.
His life as a fisherman, moving up as a part of the crew and finally buying the boat from his father is a tale worth reading and sharing.
The autobiographical anecdotes have something for everyone. It has stories about the sea, fishing crews, cooperation with the navy, playing football and cricket, and the story about how Michael’s wedding was solemnised with Nina Janet Chapman! Michael has photographs saved from his past, which he has shared in the book parallel to the timeline of his story. The photographs date back as far as 1920 and as recent as 2014.
The pictures are a wonderful way to supplement the vivid imagination of the memories that Michael has stitched together to share his life experiences.
Michael has dedicated his book to his eldest daughter, Deborah. It was she who convinced him to put down his life experiences on paper.
His book will soon be available in paperback.