Sid Harta Publishers, 2010, Soft cover, Book Condition: Fine, 1st
468 pages. An excellent copy and is in fine condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: John Casey has lived an unconventional life. While other people go to school for their education, John skipped right over that part and ran headlong into his future, getting his education the hard way: straight from life. As a young boy he earned money selling rabbit pelts while living in a bush hut after the family home burned down. He collected bottles from drunks in the street and sold lollies at the local airfield. He did go to school for a while, but only until he could build up a profit table business selling horse manure from his billycart. Then he settled into a job taking care of a horse no one else could handle. Life had already found John, and he was not yet twelve years old. One morning he boarded a train to Sydney without a word to his parents. He found a job and a place to live and survived on his own for four years. One day, as though being led by an invisible hand, underage John signed up for the RAAF. It was 1939 and there was a war on. Soon he was on a ship heading for the Mediterranean - wherever that was. John survived the war - physically - but the mental cost was considerable. He ran from his marriage and his young wife, whom he loved deeply. He ran from his parents, good people who cared about him. For twenty years he travelled the length and breadth of Australia as a hotel cook and mining camp cook/manager. His exploits were legend and his attachments were many, although none were lasting. John has had his share of successes, but his life has also been touched by tragedy. His story - sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking - paints a vivid picture of a man who has lived life to the full. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Personal Memoirs; ISBN: 1921642971. ISBN/EAN: 9781921642975. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001458.