Item #66209 The Golden Rendezvous. Alistair MACLEAN.
The Golden Rendezvous.
The Golden Rendezvous.

The Golden Rendezvous.

London: Collins, 1962. [Maritime Thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.255 [1]. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by John Heseltine priced at 16s. Contents clean, no inscriptions. A fine book, in a very good jacket with a few small rubs and some tears to spine ends. Shows well. Basis for the 1977 action film starring Richard Harris and Burgess Meredith. Alistair MacLean (1922-1987) was a hugely successful writer of thrillers and spy stories during the 'fifties and 'sixties; indeed his books sold in such quantities that he moved to Switzerland as a tax exile. His debut novel HMS Ulysses was published in 1955, and a certain Ian Fleming, with three spy novels already under his belt, attended the book launch party. Over the next decade, MacLean became one of Fleming's chief rivals in the espionage genre. Many of MacLean's books were adapted into films, often scripted by the author himself; The future 007 series producer Cubby Broccoli believed 'The Guns of Navarone' film adaptation (1961) effectively "captured the spirit of the movies he wanted to be making" -James Bond The Legacy (2002), p.24. Item #66209

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