Try anything Twice, by Desmond Young

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Try Anything Twice
Desmond Young

Desmond Young was the only son of Sir Frederick Young, the famous ship salvage expert. Despite winning a scholarship at Oxford, nothing appealed to him like savage and with only boyhood memories to rely on he salved ships in the White Sea, the Azores and off Brittany. He had many the adventures but in the end the shipping slump drove him into a new trade – journalism. It did not stop there, he worked in South Africa, India, joined the Indian Army, was captured in the Western Desert; Escaped from an Italian prisoner of war camp; returned to India, started two newspapers in Pakistan, finally retiring to Italy.

Hardback with dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tears at edges. Front inside cover inscribed ‘TB’.

368 pages
B&W photographs
147 mm x 222 mm (approx. 5.75 in x 8.75 in)
1963[?], Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London

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Weight .9 kg
Dimensions 24 × 18 × 5 cm