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A pregnant wife appears from nowhere; relationships come and go; there are loosse ends. But that's life and this little book is life.
Well worth reading, he happens to be a rather famous Australian author This is an unusual but captivating, episodic autobiography of an Australian journalist in the 's to early 's. The style is beautifully clear and makes for an engaging, easy and thought provoking read. The events covered are both commonplace for their time an Australian coming to England and Europe and momentous the Second World War African campaign, although these parts are about how Alan Moorehead found it, rather than the conflict itself, as he has written three books on that. It is a This is an unusual but captivating, episodic autobiography of an Australian journalist in the 's to early 's.
It is a book about friendship, especially that with fellow war correspondent, Alex Clifford, as they covered the Second World War African campaign together and remained friends until Alex's early death in , with which the book ends. The book also includes brief portraits of Alan Moorehead's acquaintance with Ernest Hemingway and Bernard Berenson I had to look up who this art historian was.
The core of the book is Alan Moorehead's friendship with Alex Clifford. It is the honesty and clarity of this friendship which makes this book very special.
All the more so when you realise that the book was edited together by his wife, from autobiographical essays, after Alan Moorehead suffered a stroke in I read the Slightly Foxed edition, which is a beautifully produced little hardback and as in a limited edition of 2,, you should get hold of it if you can. Nov 18, Bob Speechley rated it really liked it Shelves: A good introduction to Moorehead's early life in Australia and his time as a war correspondent, during the Second World War, much of which was spent with his good friend Englishman Alexander Clifford.
Stories about the desert war and his time in Cairo and Alexandria, travelling on an oil tanker from Greece to Spain and observing thousands of refugees heading into France over the Pyrenees are vivdly portrayed. After the war he writes about an interesting meeting with Ernest Hemingway. Moorehead wr A good introduction to Moorehead's early life in Australia and his time as a war correspondent, during the Second World War, much of which was spent with his good friend Englishman Alexander Clifford.
Tuesday - Friday 4pm. It never felt like work. But how did one begin? In Search of Alan Moorehead How the ads have aged around him, I thought, these ads for defunct airlines and gizmos that were obsolete before I was born, from Braniff Airways to Magnavox radio-TVs. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Want to Read saving….
Oct 09, Paultaylor rated it really liked it. Published by Slightly Foxed, only the nineteenth book on their list, Alan Moorhead was a great journalist and this is a wonderful account of how he came to be so good. It was a particular privilege to be able to visit some of the scenes of the Spanish Civil war described in the book, as I was reading it. Darcy rated it really liked it Sep 07, David rated it really liked it Jul 09, Sam rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Joel rated it liked it May 26, Thomas rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Fernando Dameto rated it really liked it Sep 02, Manray9 rated it liked it Apr 03, Jim rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Saar rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Edward rated it liked it Mar 06, Susanne Parsons rated it really liked it Oct 28, Bill rated it really liked it Feb 13, Jeff Howells rated it liked it Jun 13, Dave Curtis rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Tom rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Rolando rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Stephen Godsell rated it really liked it Jul 25, Owen rated it it was ok Jul 17, Barbara rated it liked it Mar 21, Ben rated it really liked it Dec 06, Ilidio rated it really liked it Aug 13, Darcy Moore rated it really liked it Apr 12, Anna rated it really liked it Dec 26, Pat rated it it was amazing Dec 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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