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Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

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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 remain 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 Britain's imperial career and those who keep the flag flying.

With a new introduction, this updated edition tells us what has happened to these extraordinary places while the author's been away.

Synopsis:

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Krakatoa" and "The Professor and the Madman" takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British Empire. Includes 14 maps.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060598617
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Simon Winchester
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
04-3
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.12 in 19.68 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Krakatoa" and "The Professor and the Madman" takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British Empire. Includes 14 maps.

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