Try Anything Twice, by D Young

Try Anything Twice, the autobiography of Desmond Young
Desmond Young

Desmond Young was the only son of Sir Frederick Young, the famous expert in ship salvage. 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 in protective cellophane cover. Dust jacket rubbed at corners. Good condition; a few pages have small spots on them. Front endpaper inscribed “To Ken. From Aubrey. 20th September 1966”

368 pages
B&w photographs
145 mm x220 mm (6 in x 8.75 in)
1963, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 18 × 5 cm