Against The Wind. An Autobiography – Geoffrey Household’s Personal Copy - Geoffrey Household 1958 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition Geoffrey Household’s personal copy of his autobiography, with his own book plate and signature.

Household (1900-88) is a contender for one of the most eclectic career paths of all time. After studying English literature at Oxford, he joined the Bank of Romania as an assistant confidential secretary, though he quickly abandoned this to travel to Spain, becoming the chief marketing manager for the United Fruit Company, dealing specifically with bananas. He then wrote several children’s plays for Columbia Broadcasting System, worked as a traveling salesman in South America and the Middle East, and then, served as a member of the British intelligence service during the Second World War, before settling down to write novels following the allied victory.
  Octavo (book size 22.3x14.2cm), pp. 238 [2]. In publisher’s blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket clipped to lower corner of front flap.   Condition: Near fine, offsetting to front endpapers, in near fine dust jacket with minor toning along top edge of rear white panel.   Ref: 109923   Price: HK$ 3,000