Theatre of Fish
Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador
By (author) John Gimlette
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Theatre of Fish by John Gimlette
Book DescriptionJohn Gimlette's travels through this harsh and awesome landscape, the eastern extreme of the Americas, broadly mirrors that of Dr Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893, and who was witness to some of the most beautiful ice and cruelest poverty in the British Empire. Using Curwen's extraordinarily frank journal, John Gimlette revisits the places his great-grandfather encountered, and along the way explores his own links with this brutal land.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099453253
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gimlette's journey across Newfoundland and Labrador broadly mirrors that of Dr. Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893. Using Curwen's journal, Gimlette revisits the places his great-grandfather knew. of full-color photos.
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Author Biography - John Gimlette
John Gimlette is a well-established travel writer, having won the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize and the Wanderlust Travel Writing Award. He writes regularly for a number of broadsheets. His first book, At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels through Paraguay, was published in 2003 to massive critical acclaim. When not probing the extreme corners of the Earth he practises as a barrister in London.
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