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5.0 out of 5 stars Treasureislandspotting, 18 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Caledonia's Last Stand: In Search of the Lost Scots of Darien (Paperback)
Caledonia's Last Stand reads a bit like Treasure Island rewritten by Irvine Welsh - except of course that it's all true. Nat Edwards describes his journey to Panama where, with a mixed group of adventurers, he set off for Darien in search of the remains of an ill-fated Scottish colony. Villains and pitfalls abound, from pirates (although these are mainly 17th century) to killer bees to the person or persons who nicked the team's lovingly prepared supplies. Edwards blends the history of the Darien Scheme and its impact on the Act of Union in 1707 with his own observations on Scottish identity and modern Panama. His humour and passion for the subject make this a page turner - and will leave you wanting to grab your machete (no traveller should be without one, Edwards suggests) and head off to Panama.
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