Where the Hell is Tuvalu?
How I Became the Law Man of the World's Fourth Smallest Country
By (author) Philip Ells
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Where the Hell is Tuvalu? by Philip Ells
Book DescriptionHow does a young City lawyer end up as the People's Lawyer of the fourth-smallest country in the world, 18,000 kilometres from home? We've all thought about getting off the treadmill, turning life on its head and doing something worthwhile. Philip Ells dreamed of turquoise seas, sandy beaches and palm trees, and he found these in the tiny Pacific island state of Tuvalu. But neither his Voluntary Service Overseas briefing pack nor his legal training could prepare him for what happened there. He learned to deal with rapes, murders, incest, the unforgivable crime of pig theft and to look a shark in the eye. But he never dared ask the octogenarian Tuvaluan chief why he sat immobilised by a massive rock permanently resting on his groin. Well, you wouldn't, would you? This is the story of a UK lawyer colliding with a Pacific island culture. The fallout is moving, dramatic, bewildering and often hilarious.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753511305
(194mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Philip Ells
Philip Ells now lives back in London and remains a lawyer. This is his first book.
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