The Teatime Islands: Adventures in Britain's Faraway Outposts by Ben Fogle

The Teatime Islands: Adventures in Britain's Faraway Outposts by Ben Fogle

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Welcomed with open arms, derided as a pig-ignorant tourist and occasionally mocked mercilessly for his trouble, the author visited the last flag-flying outposts of the British Empire. This book sets out to discover just exactly who would choose to live on islands as remote as these and - more importantly - try to figure out exactly why.

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Welcomed with open arms, derided as a pig-ignorant tourist and occasionally mocked mercilessly for his trouble, Ben Fogle visited the last flag-flying outposts of the British Empire. With caution, dignity and a spare pair of pants thrown to the wind, he set out to discover just exactly who would choose to live on islands as remote as these and - more importantly - tried to figure out exactly why. Landing himself on islands so isolated, wind-swept, barren and just damned peculiar that they might have Robinson Crusoe thinking twice, Fogle: almost becomes lunch on the appropriately named Carcass Island; gets deported from Pitcairn for being both a spy and a smuggler; uncovers the story of the tyrant who became St Helena's most unwilling and least popular guest; and, witnesses a shark attack from a respectable distance. Why he went, what he did when he got there and how exactly he got back in one piece makes for an eye-opening but affectionate look into life in these unique, peculiar places.

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SKU GOR001222728
Title The Teatime Islands: Adventures in Britain's Faraway Outposts
Author By (author) Ben Fogle
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0141010460
ISBN 13 9780141010465
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Welcomed with open arms, derided as a pig-ignorant tourist and occasionally mocked mercilessly for his trouble, Ben Fogle visited the last flag-flying outposts of the British Empire. With caution, dignity and a spare pair of pants thrown to the wind, he set out to discover just exactly who would choose to live on islands as remote as these and - more importantly - tried to figure out exactly why. Landing himself on islands so isolated, wind-swept, barren and just damned peculiar that they might have Robinson Crusoe thinking twice, Fogle: almost becomes lunch on the appropriately named Carcass Island; gets deported from Pitcairn for being both a spy and a smuggler; uncovers the story of the tyrant who became St Helena's most unwilling and least popular guest; and, witnesses a shark attack from a respectable distance. Why he went, what he did when he got there and how exactly he got back in one piece makes for an eye-opening but affectionate look into life in these unique, peculiar places.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001222728
Title The Teatime Islands: Adventures in Britain's Faraway Outposts
Author By (author) Ben Fogle
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0141010460
ISBN 13 9780141010465
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No