By Sir Henry Howarth Bashford
Extracts from the self-styled 'autobiography of a really good man'.
In fact, the real author of this classic spoof memoir, first published in 1924, was Sir Henry Howarth Bashford, the Chief Medical Officer to the Post Office and honorary physician to King George VI"It is customary in publishing an autobiography to preface it with some sort of apology.
But there are times, and surely the present is one of them, when to do so is manifestly unnecessary."
Read by Terry Yale.
Owing to my general ill health, the sudden invasion of the ring-worm, and the cranial nudity wrought by the ointment, it was not until I was nearly fourteen that I was at last able to attend school.
'With the unfolding of my seventeenth year, I was definitely approaching the great problems of adult life, and I now began to be occupied with the contemplation of my future career.'.