Arthur Grimble paints a picture of a society and way of life that is now all but gone. Political correctness be damned, this is a charming book of great charm, innocence and love. His best teacher is a young island girl Moves like clouds.
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I learned a lot about Kiribati by reading this book. It is an enjoyable read because Arthur Grimble enjoyed and valued the people who made up his protectorate. Some of you will be wondering how I could choose a memoir by an actual colonial officer as my world challenge book for Kiribati.
The most up to date! It recounts his time in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, where he served as a British colonial officer for nearly 20 years. In a brimble, honest, self-depreciating style this book makes light insightful reading Published on September 25, SO, are any of you other appreciators of his book interested in joining me?
My mother has allways talked fondly of the gilbertise people and the islands. You are commenting using your WordPress.
‘A PATTERN OF ISLANDS’ BY SIR ARTHUR GRIMBLE
I became interested in the islands from my mother who was born there and spent some time there as a teenager. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
The interview continued with a discussion about insisting patrern the dominion of romance, not the romance of dominion" and was ultimately successful in part because he was the only candidate to ask for the job. Notify me of new comments via email. I'm fascinated, entertained and gripped by the accounts he gives of the lives and feats of the then Gilbert Islanders and also paftern his own brilliant achievements, which he writes about with much modesty, but also with humour.
Tom Gose brings readers along on his travels to various places around the world. There's a problem loading this menu right now. At this time duriing the 50s the islands were part of the british empire. His various stories cover a wide range of topics. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
This made Grimble's stories very visual to me. The funny, charming, and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific.
A Pattern Of Islands
I'm delighted that not only is there a sequel of his lattern read written in the 50s, but also a film to see - Pacific Destiny - based on the 1st book! Even most Pacific Islanders will never arthr these islands since they are so hard to reach even today. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. I liked Arthur Grimble and his book.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His adventures dealing with storms, unusual food, native customs, Pacific flora an Arthur Grimble clearly cherished his years spent as a colonial official in the Gilbert and Ellis Islands. He started his tenure as a young man with a new wife in and remained in the islands untilalthough this book only relates his tale up to Published on April 8, And second, Sir Arthur Grimble was a very talented writer, whose innate gift for telling stories in a poetic and descriptive way simply cannot be denied.
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A Pattern Of Islands by Arthur Grimble
Grimble is honest about his naivete and inexperience and gives pzttern credit to islabds native islanders who were both helpful and amused by his lack of knowledge. Grimble was willing to try anything, from experimenting with explosives in Government House to acting as bait for the trapping of a rather large octopus to rescuing a mentally unbalanced man from an unhappy crowd. Charming story of a time long past when the English held sway over many parts of the world.