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Outer Banks (Chapel Hill Books)by Anthony Bailey
Synopses & Reviews
Four hundred years after the first English colonists struggled to gain a foothold on the coast of North Carolina, British writer Anthony Bailey made a journey along these same barrier islands. In this popular book, highly acclaimed since 1989, he combines keen observations of the Outer Banks' natural splendor with a genuine appreciation of the people who live there.
Whether describing his experience waiting out a hurricane in a Wanchese restaurant, his mosquito-plagued visit to an abandoned village on Portsmouth Island, or his trip to the top of Cape Hatteras lighthouse with a Coast Guard lieutenant, Bailey captures the spirit of a unique and much-loved region, its history, and especially its people.
Bailey captures the mundane and sublime details of daily life on the Outer Banks.
North Carolina Historical Review An irresistible combination of personal experience, natural and local history and people.
Publishers Weekly Highly recommended to anyone who has visited or may wish to visit the Outer Banks.
Library Journal Bailey has a sharp eye for detail and an unflappable ability to deal with the incongruous or the just plain awful.
Booklist [W]ell worth our reading.
Michael McFee, WUNC Radio
A British travel writer unlocks the magic of North Carolina•s Outer Banks with his keen observations of their natural splendor and a genuine appreciation of the folks who live there.
About the Author
Anthony Bailey wrote for many years for the New Yorker and is author of numerous books, including Major Andre, The Thousand Dollar Yacht, and Standing in the Sun.
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