Beyond the Equator, An Australian Memoir
1960s, Nick Hasluck set sail for London, for a post-graduate law degree, but looking also for new horizons and ways to be a writer. From a seedy room at the International Language Club he explored the 'Kangaroo Valley' party scene around Earl's Court, until he met a girl from the Cotswolds who was to change his life, a romance leading to misadventures in Europe and eventually to a job in Fleet Street.
Britain was openiung up to him in unexpected ways. He recalls combative speakers at the Oxford Union, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Tariq Ali, and luminaries in other places such as Menzies, Profumo, Field Marshall Slim and the controversial jurists, Halsham and Denning. Along the way, Hasluck writes skilfully of becoming a lawyer, then a Judge, and also a well-known novelist.