by Geoffrey Dutton
Collins, 1968, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear to dustjacket
'Andy has one love that transcends all others - flying; and one hate, authority. The former lands him in the Royal Australian Air Force, the latter more than once in a military prison. On balance it's worth it, to him and to us; never since St. Exupery has anyone so enjoyed the beauty and exhilaration of flying nor has anyone ever more enjoyed a party and the other fun and games that generally end up in trouble for Andy. He is a born leader, whether of the pious intellectual friend who worships him, or the born black marketer who will do anything for him, even below cost. The climax is worthy of a hero - an adventure involving an enchanting refugee girl, a captured Japanese officer, an aeroplane, a volcano in eruption and a sort of Circe's island where the more violent human emotions find their expression and outlet.'