This book uncovers the truth about one of the most influential men in the UK in the late twentieth century.
When he died in 1996, Laurens van der Post was a celebrated polymath: war-hero, writer, explorer, mystic, Jungian, behind-the-scenes diplomat, and sage to Mrs Thatcher and Prince Charles. He was a secular saint. After JDF Jones's authorised biography, he will most famous for one skill: storytelling. His books and stories - of the bushmen of the Kalahari, of his friendship with Jung, of his diplomatic importance - may be inspiring. They are also largely fabricated.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 09 / 2002
- 145 x 223mm