Will Randall - Solomon Time (Adventures in the South Pacific) (2nd Hand Paperback)
Echoing the experiences of Robert Louis Stevenson - who spent several years in the South Pacific - here is the story of a contemporary writer who lived in and came to love the Solomon Islands. Most unexpectedly, Will Randall, once a happy schoolteacher, found himself dispatched to a small village on a not very large island, far out in the vastness of the South Pacific.
His mission (although he had hardly chosen to accept it): - to fulfil the dying wishes of the 'Commander' and help the local people set up a money-making community project. The Solomon Islands, islands lost in time - Solomon Time; these little gems of land scattered across the ocean, must be the last sanctuary on our shrivelled planet not yet overshadowed by the Golden Arches or encapsulated in a Coca-Cola bubble.
Everyone has dreamed at some time of living on a desert island. Here is the unvarnished truth. Sharks, turtles, a band of unruly chickens, a cast of extraordinary characters, and a bird called the Spangled Drongo, accompany Will Randall through some of the most fascinating and certainly funniest scenes to be found in travel writing since Gerald Durrell.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Travel & Guidebooks
- Published : 2002
- ISBN : 9780349115023
- SKU : B000217
- PPC : LL240gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is an enjoyable adventure. There are short passages, describing mixes of wildlife which appear to view simultaneously, which I simply do not believe. But I put this down to the author’s artistic license. There are plenty of laughs, and one can’t help but like many of the characters. You can’t read this book without coming to envy Will’s circumstances." - Waterstones Review.
Educated in London, he taught languages in the English west country for ten years, including 5 years at Blundell's School, before moving to live in the South Pacific islands. He is best known for his book Solomon Time. After teaching at a Kent School since 2016, he has recently started work at an English school in Algiers.
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