Light on a Dark Horse: An Autobiography

R 150.00  

Author: Roy Campbell
Publisher: Hollis & Carter (1951)
Edition: First Edition
Condition: Good
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 347
Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x 3.0 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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Here is the story of a man of many parts-one of our greatest living lyric poets, soldier, traveller, bull-fighter, horse-trader, circus performer, literary critic and radio personality-all these Roy Campbell has been in his time. Few men have led a life so packed with events and of such varied kinds; and few are better qualified to make a thrilling and entertaining tale of their experiences. Here is an abundance of brilliant descriptions of scenes and places-his childhood as one of a large and unconventional family in a younger and wilder Durban; hunting game in Rhodesia; fishing for sharks and battling with octopuses; life in a deep-sea whaler; horse-breaking and bull-fighting, treasure-hunting and jousting among the gypsies of the Camargue; romance and poverty in London's literary Bohemia; Spain and the Spanish in the uneasy prelude to the Civil War-these are only some of many unforgettable impressions of a crowded and exciting story. It reflects in a remarkable degree all the zest for life, the deep understanding of basic human needs-work and friendship, faith and honour-so characteristic of the author's colourful, generous, impulsive, and humorous personality.

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