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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Grimble collected stories from the last generation who could remember the full glory of the old pagan ways.

Grimble learns to spear hungry sharks, to negotiate fearsome reefs and, on one terrifying day, is used as human bait to catch a giant squid. Retrieved 29 March Dec 07, Thomas rated it liked it. Aug 04, Daniel Athur rated it it arhhur amazing. The islands which make up modern Kiribati are so remote that most people in the world are unaware of their existence. His misdemeanors as a young officer are no funnier than the means with which he carried out some of his orders.

Grimble has a deft touch when discussing cultural differences and rgimble. This is a great book, funny and very well written, by a British civil servant who lived in the Gilbert Islands now Kiribati for nineteen years, from to I did not see them again for seven years.

Between You and Me: The lack of narrative flow sometimes makes the book less motivating than it might otherwise be. It is also a riproaring adventure story.

There was a problem adding your email address. The 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.

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Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. War finds its way to Gilbert Islands: Brook Dixon rated it really liked it Sep 25, You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I never expected that I should be so fortunate to also find this, the second of his books.

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The islands and their issues have changed in myriads of ways in the century since Arthur Grimble served there. However, I enjoyed it and it is a good book to finish on World Books Day! Be the first to discover new talent!

I wonder what he would make of those changes. 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.

How arrthur I am that I did reread it. A pattern of islands by Arthur Grimble Recording 5 editions published between and in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide As an administrator in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Arthur Grimble lived among fishermen, sorcerers, fighters and poets – islanders who claimed descent from the pandanus tree of the Lord. There is a sequel to this book.

John Bee rated it liked it Aug 31, These islands and their inhabitants had been under British rule for only 22 years at arrthur time. The funny, charming, and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Suzanne Young marked it as to-read Nov 10, Once begun I could not put it down.

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At the Water’s Edge. This is anthropology with its hair down. For a longer review in Italian, pl This is a great book, funny and very well written, by a British civil servant who lived in the Gilbert Islands now Kiribati for nineteen years, from to Apr 24, Erinn rated it really liked it. A Pattern of islands: He later returned to the islands as Resident Commissioner and issued revised laws which became the basis of the constitution when they became independent.


She never resumed her nagging of Biribo: Sep 21, Marina Sonnenbarke rated it really liked it Shelves: He lived there for the next twenty-five years and developed a rare passion for the language, life and landscape of the place.

Megan marked it as to-read Mar 26, Arthur Grimble worked as a British colonial officer in what were then known as the Gilbert Islands for about 20 years, the first six — of which are Some of you will be wondering how I could choose a memoir by an actual colonial officer as my world challenge book for Kiribati. Sep 14, Tim Newey rated it did not like it. Yet another book we were forced to read at school at a tender age and found incomprehensible.

In my country i can only make payment through Bank Transfers TT and Western union but problem is that this is not acceptable in their payment method options. It sounds all wrong, but it is a fact. Nov 18, Mark Thuell rated it really liked it.