"I trust that this collection of pieces will prove that I ave not become, at sixty six going on fifty, as one friend of mine gallantly put it, completely lugubrious. Many things, or rather peoplee and ideas, are dealt with here in what I hope is a humorous vein.
Much of what follows, therefore, is my own attempt, in my little corner of the struggle, to throw a few lantern beams here and there. But I also cast a few lances at the people and the ideas that have disturbed me, and I make no apology for their seriousness. Some were written in anger, which has become one of the necessary virtues, and, if there is a touch of “lubugrious” in certain pieces, the perceptive reader will also detect, I like to think, a basic and indestructible thread of hope' ( from the foreword)
24 essays, opinions, and accounts ( partly autobiographical, many invented)
Edgewear to the dustjacket,, rubbing at corners, creasing to top of spine, and closed nick/ tear to front cover. Now in a clear plastic removable cover.