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a little known work of art,
This review is from: Playing with Water: Alone on a Philippine Island (Paperback)This is a beautifully written story; Hamilton-Paterson writes about the complexities of the supposedly simple paradise of a tropical island, bringing the environment above and below the water, and the characters and character, of The Philippines to life.
Alongside the salt encrusted humidity of his tropical life, we learn about New Elizabethan England; finding ourselves in tunnels at school, blowing up water butts and recalling some of the moments in childhood that become so important in later life.
A great introduction to Hamilton-Paterson's wonderful writing.