The Life Story of a Panda Leopard
'Caesar' was Patrick O'Brien's first novel, written at the age of 14 when he was suffering chronic ill health. It tells the picaresque and enchanting, if bloodthirsty, story of Caesar - whose father was a giant panda and whose mother was a snow leopard. It tells of his life as a cub, his first exploits hunting, his first encounters with man, his capture and taming.
Published in March 1930, this delightful book bears the unmistakable signs of O'Brian's genius for story-telling with his dry wit and unsentimental precision.