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Results 1 – 12 of 32 Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: early writings of Sir Arthur Grimble;. by Grimble, Arthur Francis Grimble, Rosemary. Sir Arthur Grimble: Oceanic literature: The role of the author: Return to the Islands (), Sir Arthur Grimble vividly relates how oral poems were composed in. Arthur Grimble (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Arthur Grimble.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hrimble protagonist, Authur Grimble, tells us of a lost time in the South Pacific and leaves me at least, craving for a time machine and a posting with the UK colonial office. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Interesting but of its time with some memorable events in the live of Colonial governorship of the Gilbert and Ellis Islands.

My grandfather was the captain of a merchant ship in the pacific. Today, the nation of Kiribati is facing rising tides in the lee of global warming; it is questionable if this interesting culture will even survive. You’ve successfully reported this review. The islands which make up modern Kiribati are so remote that most people in the world are unaware of their existence.

Books by Arthur Grimble. Much of this involvement was part of his necessary training to become an effective District Gtimble and he had to pass colonial office examinations in the language, law and customs of the colony, but he went further than the strict requirements of the job.

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This is entertaining reading, though a bit slower going than I expected. The funny, charming, and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. Anna marked it as to-read Nov 07, Once begun I could not put it down.


I tried, I really tried but I couldn’t make it past chapter one. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It was old fashioned, even in the 70s and, as a mature adult, I discovered a copy in a second hand shop.

Books by Arthur Grimble. The migrations of a Pandanus people, as traced from a preliminary study of food, food-traditions, and food-rituals in the Gilbert Islands by Arthur Grimble Book 5 editions published in in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. But more important is the life of the islanders, their customs and beliefs which are fully reflected here, and as a man of Mataang, a white man, Grimble was often called upon to set things straight.

The book is a mix of social anthropology and anecdotes, often amusing, about his time in the Gilbert Islands. I just need to do my research on the history of the Kiribati culture in the past, even though, I am born in Kiribati and I do love my country.

Author:Arthur Grimble

We chose the islands; a six-year adventure in the Gilberts by Arthur Grimble Book 6 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. View all 3 comments. Literary career [ edit ] After retiring and moving to Britain inhe became a writer and broadcaster. The Girl With No Past. Within that category, this appears to be the book based on the greatest experience of the islands and their people: Jamie marked it as to-read Jul 24, To ask other readers questions about A Pattern Of Islandsplease sign up.

Although he wrote the book inhis family had gone there in and left in I’m fascinated, entertained and gripped by the accounts he gives of the lives and feats of the then Gilbert Islanders and also by his own brilliant achievements, which he writes about with much modesty, but also with humour.

December 1, Imprint: Sally marked it as to-read Aug 23, It wasn’t quite as fresh as his first book on his life abroad, but it still filled my appetite for seafaring and propelled me into an age and place in the Pacific that I could not have reached otherwise. Sep 21, Marina Sonnenbarke rated it really liked it Shelves: We appreciate your feedback. AuthorCollectorComposerEditor. He started his tenure as a young man with a new wife in and remained in the islands untilalthough this book only relates his tale up to But largely this is the story of his years there, as arbiter, interpreter and medical aid, and it affords an active narrative of personal history and anthropological observation.


Octopus hunts, tiger sharks, lend a note of adventure while the history and industry of this area are not altogether ignored.

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It is also a riproaring adventure story. For a longer review in Italian, please read the post on my blog: His description of the islanders philosophy of giving and receiving is just one fascinating example of extreme cultural difference.

This book is written on the experiances of a young colonial official in the early twentieth century.

His work is only matched or close to H E Maude. I would love to visit the islands at some point but they really are very remote. Grimble recounts through events, with rare clarity, honesty, acute observation, and humility, just how the British administered these islands.

After retiring and moving to Britain in srthur, he became a writer and agthur. John Bee rated it liked it Aug 31, Please review your cart. Here, quite literally, lie other worlds.