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Description - Islomania by Thurston Clarke

Travel writer Thurston Clarke has long been obsessed with islands, an affliction he calls "islomania", and this book is a kind of love letter to these little (and not so little) worlds surrounded by sea. Beginning with the accepted model for Robinson Crusoe's remote abode, Mas a Tierra in the Pacific, Clarke then takes readers on a tour of his favourite islands, exploring their geography, history and culture. From George Orwell's Jura, where he wrote "1984", to the beautiful (but slowly sinking) Maldives in the Indian Ocean, this is a book about some of the most curious and evocative places on earth. And over every island falls the shadow of Crusoe, persuading us that islands are more liberating than confining, more contemplative than lonely, more holy than barbaric.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349114552
ISBN-10: 0349114552
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 12mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thurston Clarke

Thurston Clarke is a noted travel writer and journalist and the author of nine widely acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction. He has written for VANITY FAIR, OUTSIDE, CONDE NAST TRAVELLER and numerous other magazines and journals.

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