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The Cockney and the Crocodile by Caroline Gye

The Cockney and the Crocodile by Caroline Gye

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The Cockney and the Crocodile

by Caroline Gye

Faber and Faber, 1962, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, colour photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, hinge visible at frontispiece/title page join, tape residue to front and back endpapers, previous owners inscription in lead pencil on front endpaper, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears, some discolouration and tape residue (see photographs)

“When the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia called foe a volunteer ophthalmic surgeon to take a trip into the Kimberley cattle-ranching area and report on blindness among Aboriginals, they started something bigger than they knew.  It happened that Caroline Gye, a distinguished ophthalmologist, was at a loose end in Australia.  A friend nudged her into answering the call.  Within a short space of time she, with a physician (young, female, Oxford trained) and a Sanitary Inspector (male, dinkum Aussie), had set out on a full-scale medical adventure into the fascinating drought-ridden interior north of Perth.”

 

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