by Xavier Herbert
Angus & Robertson, 1963, hardcover, dustjacket,
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'This exciting autobiographical book has been described by the author himself as "a novelist's handling of facts". But it would be truer to say that the facts have handled the author, because in coming at last to write of his own extraordinarily colourful life, Xavier Herbert is at his very best as a story-teller. indeed , it might well be that his former writing, although it has made him famous, was but a preliminary to the greater task of what he calls "seeking to discover the reality of my own existence". He seeks that reality here with ruthless objectivity and reckless courage, while yet he tells a rollicking story of his odd beginnings.'