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A Pattern of Islands.

Author: Arthur Grimble
Publisher: London : Eland Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arthur Grimble was sent to the Gilbert and Ellice islands as a colonial administrator in the twilight of the Edwardian era. He lived there for the next twenty-five years and developed a rare passion for the language, life and landscape of the place. Fortunately his island neighbours, a fascinating cast of fishermen, sorcerers, poets and fighters, began to trust this charming, happy and energetic young man, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Grimble, Arthur.
A Pattern of Islands.
London : Eland Publishing, ©2012
Named Person: Arthur Grimble; Arthur Grimble
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Grimble
ISBN: 9781780600260 1780600267
OCLC Number: 836405865
Description: 1 online resource (373 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Map; PROLOGUE: Cadet in Embryo; Chapter 1: Cadet in Action; Chapter 2: Recruiting Trip; Chapter 3: First District; Chapter 4: Native Courts; Chapter 5: Lagoon Days; Chapter 6: Strange Interlude; Chapter 7: Listening and Learning; Chapter 8: Creation Myth; Chapter 9: Central Gilberts; Chapter 10: Tarawa Again; Chapter 11: Priest and Pagan; Chapter 12: Southern Gilberts; EPILOGUE: Return of a Stranger; About the Author; Copyright.

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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.  Read more...

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