‘He is all paradox’

The celebrated literary biographer Victoria Glendinning says of our newest memoirist:

“Michael Dobbs-Higginson is a Rhodesian farmer’s son – and a Buddhist monk, who became an international financier and independent entrepreneur, traversing the globe from fast-developing Asia Pacific to the capitalist West and back. He is all paradox, which worries him not at all – powered by curiosity while dogged by ill-health, a devoted family man who was rarely at home, a self-reflective soul and an adventurer and risk-taker, who has enjoyed plunder and survived shipwrecks like his pirate ancestor. ‘A full life’ is an understatement.”

Published on
March 28, 2017