Paul Mann

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Paul Mann
Paul Mann (Brian Paul Devaney Mann, 1937–2017)[1] was a writer and former Royal Marine commando and banker.

His book The Queer Commando was published by Paradise Press[2]

Paul Mann escaped cruise ships to collect tickets on a Dorset chain ferry. Other jobs included working in a bank in Toronto, washing dishes, being a commando, owning a Chinese takeaway and managing a Top Rank Suite. Bored stiff by clerical work in the NHS, he packed bread in Tesco, where he lasted a week. He published six books.[3]


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  1. Details from death certificate
  2. Archived page from the Paradise Press website as at at April 2003; the book is no longer listed on the website.
  3. Best of Gazebo contributors on the Paradise Press website