Flying Doctor


First published in 1947 this is one of the funniest true books you're likely to find.

Clyde Fenton was a doctor who taught himself to pilot a plane and he covered the NT outback for 6 years before WW2.

While not, strictly speaking, an autobiography it is a book of his factual recollections of adventures, mishaps and miraculous escapes with many a chuckle along the way.

Clyde Fenton was a folk hero in the Top End long before he "had nothing better to do" and published his exploits for the first time in 1947; after that his was a well-known name for the sheer enjoyment this book brought to all readers.