Solomon Time: Adventures in the South Pacific
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Solomon Time: Adventures in the South Pacific

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Echoing the experiences of Robert Louis Stevenson - who spent several years in the South Pacific - here is the story of a contemporary writer who lived in and came to love the Solomon Islands. Most unexpectedly, Will Randall, once a happy schoolteacher, found himself dispatched to a small village on a not-very-large island, far out in the vastness of the South Pacific. His mission (although he had hardly chosen to accept it) - to fulfil the dying wishes of the Commander and help the local people set up a money-making community project.

Title:Solomon Time: Adventures in the South Pacific
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0349115028
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:285 pages

    Solomon Time: Adventures in the South Pacific Reviews

  • Lance Greenfield
    Aug 27, 2010

    A modern version of Lillian Beckwith As a young boy, I used to delight in the books of Lillian Beckwith. She described her adventures, as she left her life as a teacher in England, to be plunged into ...

  • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
    Dec 20, 2015

    This is a pleasant, vaguely humorous (though rarely laugh-out-loud funny) memoir from a British teacher in the Solomon Islands. The author, who portrays himself as a good-natured bumbler, stumbles int...

  • Jayne Charles
    Dec 27, 2016

    OK, so I guess I was a bit thick, expecting to read some kind of factual account of a guy going to live on a remote South Pacific island, but that was what I wanted. I'm unlikely to get to do it mysel...

  • Ape
    Jan 10, 2010

    2008 bookcrossing:I really, really enjoyed this book. It’s my second Randall book. This one is actually his first, marking the start of his worldwide adventures. In his early thirties, single and te...

  • Paul
    Feb 27, 2016

    Imagine dropping everything in 1999 and moving to a remote island in the Solomon Islands? Oh and you are tasked with coming up with a project that will supply the people of that island with an income ...

  • Victoria
    Mar 31, 2009

    I thought this was such a lovely book. Endearingly narrated, the book tells the tale of a teacher who gives up everything and ups sticks to live in the Solomon Islands and help with the community. It ...

  • Anke Moesinger
    Mar 15, 2013

    Amazing book. I couldn't put it down for two days and reread it a few weeks later. Randall's prose is terrific and engaging. I laughed from start to finish about his (mis)adventures in the New Georgia...

  • Kat
    Aug 07, 2011

    Will Randall writes such sweet books. He has a real respect for the people he meets, and gives them real character that you love them too.He's amusing, thoughtful and fun. An author of nice feelgood b...

  • Shannon Kelly
    Nov 22, 2008

    I really like this author. I've read all of his books, and whilst he gets increasingly self-important as he publishes more books, his first 3 are very funny and tell the story of a man who makes the m...

  • Curt
    Feb 07, 2008

    Funny and fascinating real-life adventure recounted by this traveling teacher/writer. One of my favorite books and authors....

About Will Randall

English travel writer.Educated in London, he taught languages in the English west country for ten years, including 5 years at Blundell's School, before moving to live in the South Pacific islands. He is best known for his book Solomon Time.His 2003 book Indian Summer is about time he spent teaching in a school for orphans in Poona, India. While in India he also spent some time in the Indian film i