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Outposts CD: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

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Publisher Comments:

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remains of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory.

His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britains imperial career and those who keep the flag flying.

About the Author

Simon Winchester was a geologist at Oxford and worked in Africa and on offshore oil rigs before becoming a full-time globe-trotting foreign correspondent and writer. He currently lives on a small farm in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an apartment in New York's West Village and in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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ISBN:
9780060797188
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Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
HarperAu
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Winchester, Simon
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Winchester, Simon
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Author:
Winchester
Author:
Winchester Simon
Author:
Simon
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.80x5.34x.77 in. .38 lbs.

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