Jack the Lad RN is a matelot's wit set in verse, odes and prose, with over 140 cartoons. This is an open illustration of the true spirit in the Royal Navy and beyond, never waning through ranks or years.
The youngest of Ted's four children, Merry Swan grew up in a post-Royal Navy era of family life and only knew his civilian world as a teacher. After her father's death in 1982, a memento she claimed was 'the manuscript' he had been working on. Merry now sees a fragment of what he may have been going through when he sacrificed so much for their family.