Stephen Mann joined the British Royal Navy at the age of fifteen. He has written the book “Sadism, Songs and Stolen Liberty” about his experiences in the Navy. After spending five and a half years trying to get out of the Navy he then spent the rest of his working life first as a chef, a postal worker and then as a communications engineer. Stephen has been a lifelong trade union activist and now works as a Health and Safety Officer for the Communication Workers Union. Stephen supports the Arsenal Football Club and is Secretary of the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association. He is an active member of his local Labour Party and likes music, reading and he enjoys a nice cup of tea.
Stephen Mann writes of his experience as a boy entrant to the British Royal Navy, his despair then anger at finding that he could not escape from a world of arbitrary rules and personal violence. His humour and North London independent spirit however shines through and despite his frustrations, the cracking momentum of the book is maintained as we enjoy adventures with Stephen and his shipmates o