Poor Fellow My Country
by Xavier Herbert
Fontana Books, Collins, 1976, paperback (stiff board) in slipcase, ISBN 0006144705
Very Good Condition, book has a little edge and shelf wear, bumped/rubbed corners and spine edges, flyleaf top corner missing, slipcase shows wear with some tears and rubbing, (see photographs)
'In Poor Fellow My Country, Xavier Herbert has returned to that region made peculiarly his own in Capricornia, Northern Australia. Ranging over a period of some six years, the story is set during the late 1930s and early 1940s; but it is not so much a tale of this period as Herbert's analysis (and indictment) of the steps by which we came to the Australia of today. Capturing the Spirit of the Land, Herbert has paralleled an intimate personal narrative with a tale of approaching war.'