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5.0 out of 5 stars
Rob, 13 July 2009
I learned about the book "A Pattern of Islands" from an elderly friend who wanted to replace her worn out copy but can't get round to 2nd hand shops. The book is out of print. I got her a copy on the internet.
I broused it before giving it to her and thought it looked interesting.
It is a delightful, easy but good read, well written in good early 20th Century English but an Oxbridge educated man. Arthur Grimble was sent to the Pacific Islands in about 1914 as a British administrator. He is a lovely, generous man who writes of his experiences amongst the islanders.
This is a heart warming, sometimes very funny, but always interesting book. I found revelations of the islanders own religion thought provoking.
This is a worthwhile read, easy but satisfying.