In this eclectic and delightful mix of memoir, biography, and history, veteran journalist and broadcaster Eric Beardsley gives a candid account of his life. This narrative chronicles the reporter's experiences from his childhood in 1920s and 1930s Christchurch, New Zealand, to his achievements as lead writer at the Press and information officer for the University of Canterbury. With humor and punchy observation, the book will bring lasting pleasure in its vivid portrait of a life well lived, of a province and its university, and of New Zealand over the last eight decades.
Eric Beardsley is a journalist with more than 40 years of experience, including as a former reporter and editor at the Press, and the author of books that include Blackball '08. He is also a former University of Canterbury information officer.