Playing with Water by James Hamilton-Paterson
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Playing with Water
By James Hamilton-Paterson

Playing with Water

Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island

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Playing with Water by James Hamilton-Paterson

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James Hamilton-Paterson spends a third of each year on an otherwise uninhabited Philippine island, spear-fishing for survival. Playing with Water tells us why he does. Beyond that, it gives an account of life in that class-bound country as a whole. For it is in places like this rather than Manila of the international news reports that the underlying political and cultural reality of the Philippines may be seen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780941533829
ISBN-10: 0941533824
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: New Amsterdam Books
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Offers a book about a remarkable and self-sufficient writer's 'desire to be lost', and the journey of a conventionally educated Englishman to an island on the far side of the world that aroused in him a feeling of discovering a place he always knew.

Under the Radar by James Hamilton-Paterson Under the Radar, Paperback (May 2014)

1961. A squadron of Vulcan aircraft, Britain's most lethal nuclear bomber, flies towards the east coast of the United States. Highly manoeuvrable, the great delta-winged machines are also equipped with state of the art electronic warfare devices that jam American radar systems. This title deals with the lives of British pilots.

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Author Biography - James Hamilton-Paterson

James Hamilton-Paterson is generally known as a commentator on the Philippines, where he has lived on and off since 1979. He is one of the most reclusive of British literary exiles, sharing his time between Austria, where he moved recently from Italy, and the Philippines. His work defies accurate definition, containing elements of travel writing, autobiography, fiction and science. Hamilton-Paterson was born on November 6, 1941 in London, England. He was educated at Windlesham House, Sussex, Bickley Hall, Kent, King's School, Canterbury, and Exeter College, Oxford. Some of his other books include A very personal war: the story of Cornelius Hawkridge (1971), The View from Mount Dog (1987), and Gerontius (1989).

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