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
    Mar 04, 2013

    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
    Jun 25, 2016

    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
    Nov 09, 2012

    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....