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A Pattern of Islands by Sir Arthur Grimble
  

A Pattern of Islands

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Synopsis

A Pattern of Islands by Sir Arthur Grimble

A Pattern of Islands is the funny, charming and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. Living for thirty years in the Gilbert and Ellis Islands, Grimble was ultimately initiated but not before he was severely tested, as when he was used as human bait for a giant octopus. Beyond the hilarious and frightening adventure stories, A Pattern of Islands is also a true testament to the life of these Pacific islanders. Grimble collected stories from the last generation who could remember the full glory of the old pagan ways. This is anthropology with its hair down. Like discovering a treasure chest of fables, which were once true, it is full of stories of magic, dances and legends, rituals, spells and a way of life that have now disappeared from this worldexcept within the covers of this book.

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Publication date

15th February 2011

Author

Sir Arthur Grimble

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Publisher

Eland Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Classic travel writing
Australasian & Pacific history

ISBN

9781906011451

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