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Life Worth Living

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The autobiography of a truly remarkable man. Who else would be able to put on his CV a first in Mods at Oxford, a triple blue (cricket, football and athletics), holder for 21 years of the world long jump record, scorer of over 30,000 runs in first class cricket including 96 centuries, work as a journalist, Commander of the naval training ship Mercury and representative of India at the League of Nations. He even turned down the offer of the crown of Albania. However Alan Ross in his introduction observes that Fry's record is somewhat selective. It does not expunge his initial enthusiasm for the fascist dictators, but makes no mention of a severe and prolonged (5 years) bout of mental ill health, and a very limited account of his marriage.
The Pavilion Library.1986. Hardback with intact DJ. Light green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine, DJ slightly faded on spine. There is an owner's address plate on the reverse of the front cover. Slight tanning to the page edges. Good binding and no other marks. Central section of b&w photographs.
For all its limitations this is a remarkable story.

Item details

Author(s):
Fry, C.B. (Charles Burgess), 1872-1956
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851450262
ISBN-13:
9781851450268
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
Pavilion
Title:
Life Worth Living

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The autobiography of a truly remarkable man. Who else would be able to put on his CV a first in Mods at Oxford, a triple blue (cricket, football and athletics), holder for 21 years of the world long jump record, scorer of over 30,000 runs in first class cricket including 96 centuries, work as a journalist, Commander of the naval training ship Mercury and representative of India at the League of Nations. He even turned down the offer of the crown of Albania. However Alan Ross in his introduction observes that Fry's record is somewhat selective. It does not expunge his initial enthusiasm for the fascist dictators, but makes no mention of a severe and prolonged (5 years) bout of mental ill health, and a very limited account of his marriage.
The Pavilion Library.1986. Hardback with intact DJ. Light green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine, DJ slightly faded on spine. There is an owner's address plate on the reverse of the front cover. Slight tanning to the page edges. Good binding and no other marks. Central section of b&w photographs.
For all its limitations this is a remarkable story.

Author(s):
Fry, C.B. (Charles Burgess), 1872-1956
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851450262
ISBN-13:
9781851450268
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
Pavilion
Title:
Life Worth Living

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