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J. Edward Chamberlin is Professor Emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, has lectured around the world, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies. He is the author of Come Back to Me My Language; Horse; and If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? He lives in British Columbia.
A rather dull cover hides a rich and continually surprising tour of the World’s islands. There is for British readers, our own island, there are the islands we know, islands in rivers, lakes and sea, There are islands of fable and most delightfully islands that come and go over the centuries, islands of spice and fortress, prison and escape. Islands have been stepping stones in history, allowing human beings to travel the world, they have provided refuge and riches, and they can be havens for wildlife, the cause of shipwreck and danger. It is a subject without end, caught for a brief moment by the author who teases us with intriguing glimpses of this vast history. Like for Like Reading The Sea Inside, Philip Hoare Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories, Simon Winchester