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Slouching in the Undergrowth: The Long Life of a Gunner Officer By Jack Swaab,

  • Title: Slouching in the Undergrowth: The Long Life of a Gunner Officer
  • Author: Jack Swaab
  • ISBN: 9781781550090
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the age of 94, Jack Swaab decided to place on record his recollections of a long and richly textured life The result, Slouching in the Undergrowth, is a perceptive, engaging and sometimes alarmingly frank record of a life well lived The early chapters of the book open a window onto a childhood passed in a very different world of trams, boarding schools and seaside holAt the age of 94, Jack Swaab decided to place on record his recollections of a long and richly textured life The result, Slouching in the Undergrowth, is a perceptive, engaging and sometimes alarmingly frank record of a life well lived The early chapters of the book open a window onto a childhood passed in a very different world of trams, boarding schools and seaside holidays in the twenties and thirties Jack was sent down from Oxford, and spent the years before the war living the lush life of an off Fleet Street reporter After a faltering start, his war service was distinguished Jack s diaries from the time have already been published to acclaim as Field of Fire Reflecting anew, he looks back on both his own and his comrades life changing experiences After the war, Jack made a career in the pioneering years of advertising As a sharp suited executive, he traveled the world, leading to bizarre adventures and meetings with the rich, the famous and the simply eccentric In 1948, Jack married the woman he describes as his unique Canadian At the millennium, his wife developed dementia and he became her principal career until her death nine years later, having himself survived malaria, TB, angina and cancer By turns witty, unflinching and fascinating, Slouching in the Undergrowth is a marvelous overview of times both familiar and unknown, seen through the lens of an urbane and accomplished raconteur.
    Slouching in the Undergrowth The Long Life of a Gunner Officer At the age of Jack Swaab decided to place on record his recollections of a long and richly textured life The result Slouching in the Undergrowth is a perceptive engaging and sometimes alarmingl

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    1. I bought Slouching in the Undergrowth because I d previously read and enjoyed Field of Fire, the author s wartime experiences Slouching in the Undergrowth covers pretty much all of Jack Swaab s extraordinary life There s a fair amount on his childhood, first in Sydenham and later at boarding school in the South West Jack also tells us of his time as an undergraduate that doesn t flatter himself much I guess when you get into your nineties you don t need to worry so much what people think of what [...]

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