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Solomon Time: Adventures in the South Pacific

Will Randall

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Prose: non-fiction, Travel writing

* A charming, funny book about making a life on a desert island

Echoing the experiences of Robert Louis Stevenson - who spent several years in the South Pacific - here is the story of a contemporary writer who lived in and came to love the Solomon Islands. Most unexpectedly, Will Randall, once a happy schoolteacher, found himself dispatched to a small village on a not very large island, far out in the vastness of the South Pacific. His mission (although he had hardly chosen to accept it): - to fulfil the dying wishes of the 'Commander' and help the local people set up a money-making community project. The Solomon Islands, islands lost in time - Solomon Time; these little gems of land scattered across the ocean, must be the last sanctuary on our shrivelled planet not yet overshadowed by the Golden Arches or encapsulated in a Coca-Cola bubble. Everyone has dreamed at some time of living on a desert island. Here is the unvarnished truth. Sharks, turtles, a band of unruly chickens, a cast of extraordinary characters, and a bird called the Spangled Drongo, accompany Will Randall through some of the most fascinating and certainly funniest scenes to be found in travel writing since Gerald Durrell.

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Praise for Solomon Time: Adventures in the South Pacific

  • Immensely likeable. - OBSERVER

  • offers plenty of pleasures. - SUNDAY TIMES

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Will Randall

Will Randall is an ex-schoolteacher and writer who has travelled, taught and written in Asia, Africa, the Pacific islands and Europe. He currently lives in the mountains.

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