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Return To The Islands by Arthur Grimble, john murray,1957


Title: Return To The Islands
Author: Arthur Grimble
Publisher: john murray
Publication Date: 1957
Format: hard cover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. The dust jacket is torn.

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Reader's note

Add a touch of sophistication to your bookshelf with this vintage edition of Return To The Islands by Arthur Grimble. At the end of [A Pattern of Islands] the author wrote ‘I borrowed £150 at the end of my leave to pay my way back to the Pacific and leave the family in funds until I arrived there. I did not see them again for seven years. But that is another story. 'This is the other story: and it is a remarkable one. Sir Arthur returns, alone this time, not only to the friendship of the Gilbert and Ellice Islanders and to continue his instruction in etiquette at the hands of ‘Movement of Clouds’, who becomes his adopted daughter, but also to increased anxieties and responsibilities on Bannaba (Ocean Island). Acting as resident Commissioner, Magistrate, and in charge of police and prisons, he has to intervene in the riots between the Gilbertese and Chinese labour force and to make arrests single-handed on the island of Arorae. But the Gilbertese know him as a friend and support him faithfully and with affection, though sometimes not without merriment when he shows himself ignorant of the finer points of their code of behaviour. Just one of the many antique, rare and obscure books available on our online vintage bookstore.