GOOSE FEATHERS by George Digby


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Not a routine journalist's story, for George Digby gives us the highlights of a life of wandering, rather than a life connected with world affairs. A highly personal record -- at 17 managing a tea plantation in Ceylon, with his career complicated by a half-caste girl; then New Guinea and discussion of the discrimination against the Germans by the Australians; illegal shooting of birds of paradise, which he defends; a trading trip and moving picture show trip through the Pacific Islands. Japan is more closely tied up with his newspaper career, and while there he was offered a job of doing publicity for the Japanese empire, which he turned down. He has collected life stories and human interest bits which make good reading, and his theories and opinions are original and often refreshing. Entertaining of its kind.

Pub Date: July 5th, 1938
Publisher: Dutton