A Grain of Sand, The Story of One Man and an Island (Signed copy)
Signed by Brendon Grimshaw
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16.5cm, 210pp.
Signed directly to the half-title page by Brendon Grimshaw, "Warmest Tropical Greetings, Cheers, Brendon. Moyenne Island, Seychelles"
From the dustwrapper, "MIllions dream of owning a desert island and getting away from it all. Brendon Grimshaw is one of the rare few to make the dream a reality. For more than quarter of a century he has lived alone on the tony, palm-covered tropical island of Moyenne. There, helped by his own 'Man Friday', this latter-day Robinson Crusoe has created a unique way of life a thousand miles from anywhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Stripped to the waist, amid a mass of lush green vegetation, surrounded by white sandy beaches and a protective coral reef, Brendon spends his days under the equatorial sun in search of a fabulous fortune—a buried hoard of pirate's treasure said to be worth £30 million. More than 200 years ago the grey, granite rocks of his tropical paradise, in the calm, azure waters of the Seychelles St Anne National Maritime Park, were the secret secret hideaways of one of the legendary pirates who plundered wealthy trading vessels between the Indies and Europe and raided the coasts of Arabia and Asia. But when Brendon, a former newspaper editor, first 'discovered' Moyenne it was a waterless land overgrown with scrub. In the course of thirty years he has transformed it into a 'paradise on earth'. How he did it, and the adventures, excitements, drama and comedy of his encounters with black magic, ghosts, sharks and other strange creatures of the deep in the offshore coral gardens, a coup, a mercenary raid, army-mutiny and the never ending search for treasure, make compelling and fascinating reading."
The book is in very good condition. The dustwrapper slightly rubbed with a few small marks but also in good order.