Deric Barry

Deric is a retired engineer who spent most of his working life aboard ships, barges and rigs in the oil exploration industry. He served his National Service in the Royal Navy and afterwards joined the Merchant Navy. His experience landed him a job in the North Sea working for a Hydrographic Survey Company on Survey Ships, conducting seabed surveys for oil rig locations and pipeline systems. He travelled worldwide working on underwater electronic equipment as well as surface and underwater navigation systems.
His experiences in the many countries he visited and the different people he worked with gave him an excellent grounding in very many different cultures and lifestyles.
‘White Slaves’ is one of the four adventure books he’s written. The others being ‘The National Heroes,’ a story of National Servicemen in the Royal Navy during the Suez Crisis, ‘Innocent on the Run,’ the fast moving tale of a young lad who misses his ship in an American port and is stranded, going on the run as an illegal immigrant, and 'Hislop's Nigerian Nightmare' a story of an overweight, cowardly detective who is caught by rebels when working for H.M. Revenue and Customs, tracing crooks in Nigeria.
He has also written a book of Welsh Humour entitled, ‘Mayhem in the Valleys,’ a tale of three Welsh geriatric delinquents who cause havoc in their Valleys’ town. 'Succulent Savouries,' is Deric's first adventure in cooking. He describes his menus in detail, producing his favourite foods which anyone can reproduce.
Deric lives in South Wales with his wife, children and grandchildren

His Lulu shop can be found at

Innocent on the Run

Succulent Savouries

White Slaves

Mayhem in the Valleys

Hislop's Nigerian Nightmare

The National Heroes