One Foot In The Grave
by Dave Burchell
Heinemann, 1967, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, edges and corners rubbed, previous owners inscription in pencil erased from front flyleaf, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbed edges and corners and small chips and tears, a little creasing, scuffed/rubbed patches on front (see photographs)
'An accident - brought about by youthful carelessness and related in a graphic first chapter - left Dave Burchell with, as he so pithily expresses it, One Foot in the Grave.
However, membership of the one-legged fraternity has not hampered Burchell's activities in any way.
With deft touches of dry Australian humour he outlines his fortunes as LAC Burchell, RAAF; life in South Australia's outback as mustering-camp cook, station-hand and stud master to 'Burchell's brothel'; exhibitions with the SA Swimming Association Diving Troupe; and busy days as a 'back of beyond' oil company representative.'