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6 BOOKS -- Run for the Trees (1st UK edition), Run for the Trees (1st US edition), Run for the Trees (Advance Uncorrected US Proof), The Great Sky and the Silence (1st UK and 1st US editions), The Stake (1st UK/only edition)
6 books by James S. Rand______________________________1)_____ The Stake. London, Brown, Watson, [1961]. first paperback edition (no other copy for sale anywhere else)_________2)______ Run for the Trees. London, Dobson, 1966; first British hardcover edition_________3)______ Run for the Trees. New York, Putnam, 1966. first American hardcover edition________4)_______ Run for the Trees. New York, Putnam, 1966. first American advance proof edition (no other copy for sale anywhere else)________5)_______ The Great Sky and the Silence. London, Macdonald & Jane's, 1979; first British hardcover edition_______6)________ The Great Sky and the Silence. New York, McGraw, 1980. first American hardcover edition____________________________________________________________James S. Rand was the pen-name of Bernard George Attenborough, born in Moseley, Birmingham, in 1912, the son of George (a surveyor and architect) and his wife Lilian Elizabeth (nee Oakley). He was educated at the University of Birmingham and subsequently became a journalist in Fleet Street, working as a contract writer for the News Chronicle and Sunday Times. It was whilst on an assignment in Lisbon, Portugal, that he met his Scottish-born wife-to-be, Eileen Osborne, who had been serving in the WRAF. They married two years later in 1947._______________ It was a bet with another newspaper correspondent that led to Attenborough's first fiction writing. Challenged to write a story in the style of a popular thriller writer in only a few hours, he succeeded and began selling articles and short stories in addition to his journalistic work. He then became managing director of Osborne & Co. (Glasgow) Ltd., a firm of metal merchants, and moved to Cardross, Ireland. Here he wrote his first novel, The Stake, a thriller set in Spain. The Stake has a fabulous cover by Rainey._______________ From a boyhood interest in shooting and fishing, Attenborough graduated to deerstalking in Scotland and hunting big game of Africa and Central and South America. This fascination became the background for his later novels. Turning freelance in 1964, his next novel, Run for the Trees, an international bestseller, was described as "probably the finest book ever written about White Hunters in the African bush."_______________ Attenborough moved from Ireland to Scotland in 1965 but a tragic shooting accident in 1975 in which his son was killed, led to Attenborough and his wife returning to Ireland. Attenborough wrote one further novel, The Great Sky and the Silence, published in 1979. He lived at Compass Hill, Kinsale Co. Cork, where he died in April 1982._______________ THE PHOTOS CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE LISTING DESCRIPTION SO PLEASE REVIEW THEM CAREFULLY.
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