Alan McGlashan presents a sensitive view of the modern world and of time, of our memories and forgetfulness, joys and sorrows. He takes the reader on a safari into regions that are strange and yet familiar -- into the savage and beautiful country of the mind. No "cures" are offered, but we are provoked to reflect on our roles and attitudes in the contemporary world jungle.
The author has practised as a psychiatrist in London for over forty years. In his long, colourful and many-sided life, he has also served as a pilot for the R.A.F. (with MC and Croix de Guerre decorations), been an officer on a tramp steamer and a dramatic critic for the "Observer", to name just a few of his stations.