With a Whip and a Chair
Rory Tremane, a child of the Raj, a man of the Empire. The epitome of English manhood. Showman extraordinaire, the greatest lion tamer the world has ever seen. This is the public face of a Victorian hero. Now, in his own words, the even more fantastic story of his incredible life. from his early school days to his triumphs on the field of battle. More
For many years the name of Rory Tremane has been synonymous with the concept of greatness in the world of entertainment. However, this richly deserved tribute has also served to obscure a much more important facet of this strangely enigmatic Victorian. For behind the glittering facade of circus life lay an almost unbelievable story of a genuine unsung hero of the British Empire. Tremane was a man who dedicated his life to serving his Queen and his country, no matter what the cost to himself. In his own words he tells the story of his childhood years both in India and as a boarder at a public school in Yorkshire.It was while at school that he learned the lessons that equipped him so well to rise above the vicissitudes visited upon him by an unkind fate. Betrayed by the man he believed to be his best friend, ostracised by society, yet still stoutly patriotic his fight to clear his name became an epic journey of self-discovery. Sustained by the vow to see justice done and the fervent belief that truth would out, this account of his time in the wilderness is an inspiration to all those who are confronted by seemingly insurmountable obstacles.