• "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