The Green Stick - Malcolm MuggeridgeCollins, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper which is also faded on the reverse.
Volume I in the series.From the cover: “In Chronicles of Wasted Time Malcolm Muggeridge sets out to provide an account of his life and times; the two being, for so inveterate a journalist and communicator, closely inter-related. For half a century past he has managed to keep afloat on a fast-flowing river of words, navigating in a great variety of craft, from majestic liners like the Manchester Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the BBC, to cockleshells like the New Statesman and the old Sunday Pictorial, not to mention that rare old paddle-steamer Punch. Looking back, he can say with the Abbe Sieves that he survived. Chronicles of Wasted Time is the story of his survival, along with what he demolished, which is much, and what he has salvaged, which is everything. This first volume ends in 1933, when he is thirty, and has just returned from Moscow after doing a stint there as Manchester Guardian correspondent. The title, The Green Stick, is taken from a fancy of Tolstoy’s that somewhere, buried underground, if you can but find it, is a Green Stick with the secret of everlasting happiness carved upon it.”