This is a 1st Edition that is in very good condition, it's dust jacket is in good condition. It has an inscription to the 1st page, all the other pages are clean. The dust jacket has been price clipped, it has a water mark to the spine area and has some rips and tears. It was printed in 1960 by Herbert Jenkins Ltd and has 179 pages.
"Self-discipline was never my strong point," the author confesses on the first page of this book and then proceeds amply to prove his words. Tex Geddes is of that breed of men to whom adventure is an essential requirement, and this account of his life as a shark-fisher off the west coast of Scotland is packed with excitement and anecdote. Not that shark fishing claims all his time and attention. In between times he is engaged in ring-net fishing ; lobstering, deer stalking and salmon poaching. In-fact any occupation which offers an outlet to his unquenchable demands for excitement and new experience is welcome grist to his mill. Tireless, almost physically indestructable; intolerant of authority and contemptuous of convention ; hard drinking and hard swearing, Geddes emerges from these pages as a laughing, swashbuckling character with an immense zest for raw-boned life, and a hatred of all hypocrisy and artifice. This narration of his adventures, how he ends up by buying an island and making a solitary home on it, makes the liveliest entertainment. It is a story as and rugged as its setting, and nobody could ever wish to tame it.