Something of Value
by Robert Ruark
Hamish Hamilton, 1955 [First Edition], hardcover
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to corners, some markings to cover, missing fly-leaf and half-title page, slightly canted (see photographs)
From the Forword: "This is not a true story. It is rankest nonsense to claim that any novel is purely the product of a imagination; it is only contact with people and places, with situations and conversations, that fertilises the germ of any idea sufficiently to sprout the seed that finally grows into a book.
This might be possibly a true story of Kenya and of the events over the last fifty years which led to the present tragedy of the Mau Mau uprising, with all its sadistic murder and counter-murder. The book is completely true in reporting, in that its early skeletal structure rests on stony facts."