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Outposts : journeys to the surviving relics of the British Empire

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remains of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory. His adventures in these distant and forgotten  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Named Person: Simon Winchester
Material Type: Biography, Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
OCLC Number: 65208606
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
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Duration: 06:47:17.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 97563 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

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Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remains of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory. His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britain's imperial career and those who keep the flag flying.

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