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Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire - Simon Winchester
Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
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Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the... show more
Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory. His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britain's imperial career and those who keep the flag flying. With a new introduction, this updated edition tells us what has happened to these extraordinary places while the author's been away.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060598617 (0060598611)
ASIN: 60598611
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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4.0 Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
Simon Winchester, b. 1944 London, M.A., Oxford (Geology) 1966, geological exploration Uganda 1967, changes career to journalism 1968, the Guardian, covers the Troubles incl. Bloody Sunday, Watergate, 80s and 90s travel books, mostly Asian, switches to book-writing full-time.1998 (age 54), first brea...
joshmunn
joshmunn rated it
3.0 Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
Good idea, but done rather better by Harry Ritchie, I thought.
Book Life is Real Life
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0.0 Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
I never thought I would say this about a book written by Simon Winchester, but it's boring. His pompousness (what's with former British colonies being "better" than their French/Dutch/Italian counterparts) I can take, but after reading a full sentence filled with names of obscure places that I don't...
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