My World Of Islands

My World Of Islands

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Leslie Thomas's odyssey is a vivid, personal account of the most fascinating islands at the furthest reaches of the globe: to islands as distant and diverse as Saint-Pierre et Miquelon off Newfoundland and Great Barrier Island off New Zealand, and to places more familiar by name, including Nantucket, Fair Isle, Tahiti, and Capri, this journey voyages to the world's smaller places. Descriptive, evocative and liberally sprinkled with anecdotes, the book weaves together a tapestry of impressions. Beachcombing for local legends, geography, colonial history and maritime lore, Thomas's search for the mystique of these islands gives the reader a unique insight into an extraordinary and beautiful world of islands. 'My World of Islands reads as a paean to a past age... a reminder that the entire world has not yet been reduced to Frejus or Marbella' Times Literary SupplementThose curiously peaked mountains, like some Disney cutouts, cast their pointed shadows over the green land of the afternoon. Once again I was able to pick out clearly the piles of slavestones scattered among the pale sugarcane. Nobody had attempted to move them. We dipped and came into Plaisance Airport. This time I had my wife Diana with me. I was pleased to be back. Proudly they told me that since my last visit Mauritius had gained its millionth inhabitant and no longer anbsp;...

Title:My World Of Islands
Author: Leslie Thomas
Publisher:Random House - 2011-02-08

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