• I rank Laurens van der Post with the best writers of English - this book confirms my constant admiration and the nobility of his mind

    Raymond Mortimer, Sunday Times
  • Bushmen, Africa, the relation of man to animals (beautiful stories about elephants), Japan and Japanese prisoner-of-war camps, the forgiveness of enemies, June, spiritual growth, Churchill, Smuts, Mountbatten... Such a rapid catalogue must omit much of what he talks about, but may give some impression of the book's riches

    The Times
  • A deeply thoughtful, engrossing book about his fascinatingly varied life and unusual ideas... Refreshingly unconventional, inspiring, optimistic, wise and true

    Sunday Express
  • Overflows with ideas and insights gained during a long and eventful life

  • No one can write more feelingly of Africa... An experience not to be missed

    Evening Standard

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