Welcome to Paterson Books

About PJ Paterson

Born in Marylebone, London in 1955, he spent his formative years in a small fishing village on the breathtaking River Fowey in Cornwall

 It was no wonder that, with the saltiness of the sea air his constant companion he joined the merchant navy.  

From cook to deckhand, quartermaster and first mate his years at sea were some of his happiest…and darkest