A. W. SMITH, who was born in Spain of British parents, lived in Russia as a boy and was educated at Shrewsbury and at Sandhurst. He served with the British Army throughout both World Wars. For some years he has made his home in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he wrote his books, The Captain Departed and The Sword and the Rose, and a number of short stories which have appeared in the Atlantic. He has recently become an American citizen, and is today a Vice President on the staff of The Conservation Foundation.
A graduate of Sandhurst who fought with Denikin, served with his regiment, the Gloucestershires, on the Northwest Frontier, and lumbered with elephants in Burma, COLONEL A. W. SMITH was sent on a mission to South Africa in 1943 and on the way touched at Zanzibar, a savory island where his parents had first lived as newlyweds. There the past came back to meet him. The author of novels and short stories which have appeared under the Atlantic imprint, Colonel Smith is happiest on his home acres in Ipswich, Massachusetts.