Ethnography of Fiddle/A Pattern Of Islands

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A Pattern Of Islands (also known as We Chose the Islands in American editions) is a memoir first published in 1952 by Sir Arthur Grimble, recounting his time in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands as a cadet officer and Resident Commissioner in the 1920s.[1] The memoir gives a romanticized account of island life and colonial rule.[2]A British drama film Pacific Destiny based on the book was made in 1956.

References[edit]

  1. Grimble, Arthur (20 April 2011). A Pattern of Islands. Dufour Editions. ISBN 9781906011451. http://books.google.com/books?id=j79TGwAACAAJ. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. Macdonald, Barrie (2001). Cinderellas of the Empire: towards a history of Kiribati and Tuvalu. editorips@usp.ac.fj. p. 5. ISBN 9789820203358. http://books.google.com/books?id=Yeu4MnVVss0C&pg=PR5. Retrieved 16 June 2011.