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Playing with Water: Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island (Twentieth Century Lives) by [Hamilton-Paterson, James]
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...a work of such genuine commitment, balanced perception and responsive passion that it will certainly be condemned to become a classic. The New York Times A classic travel book...entirely original: at once astringently and gorgeously written... Andrew Harvey Unforgetable. The Philippine landscape and these remote islanders are crystalline and at the same time mysterious; the writing itself supurb. Ronald Blythe

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James Hamilton-Paterson is generally known as a commentator on the Philippines, where he has lived on and off since 1979. He is one of the most reclusive of British literary exiles, sharing his time between Austria, where he moved recently from Italy, and the Philippines. His work defies accurate definition, containing elements of travel writing, autobiography, fiction and science. Hamilton-Paterson was born on November 6, 1941 in London, England. He was educated at Windlesham House, Sussex, Bickley Hall, Kent, King's School, Canterbury, and Exeter College, Oxford. Some of his other books include A very personal war: the story of Cornelius Hawkridge (1971), The View from Mount Dog (1987), and Gerontius (1989).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1357 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Publisher: New Amsterdam Books (21 April 1998)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009LLAWRK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #668,752 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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