London, New York, Melbourne & Sydney: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., 1946, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: Two qualities stand out in the charming Kaleidoscope and a Jaundiced Eye by John Paddy Carstairs: the first is the authors extraordinary powers of observation fascinating details whether he is reporting a talk with a film star, discussing a book or describing a sea trip ; the second is the amusing way in which he is able to take a joke that is, the manner in which often the story he tells will be against himself. With two autobiographies already big successes, John Paddy Carstairs, author, film director and naval lieutenant, now adds a third one with this extra interest; it is written in a new style and differs greatly in matter, make-up and presentation with his Honest Injun! and Hadnt We the Gaiety? but it has this in common with the other two: it is light-hearted and it makes very pleasant reading ; his ideas, original, amusing, provocative, always witty little jigsaw pieces concerned with his reaction to this or his idea about that all fit in nicely, giving an excellent slant on his character and making up a delightful autobiography.
Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy fading to the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Pale Blue boards with Dark Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 141 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.