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In the Strange South Seas, Grimshaw, Beatrice
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Author Name:    Grimshaw, Beatrice

Title:   In the Strange South Seas

Binding:   PERFECT PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Trotamundas Press 

ISBN Number:   190639301X / 9781906393014

Seller ID:   ING9781906393014

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Beatrice Grimshaw was born in Ireland. She was an adventurer at heart since childhood and an independent soul who longed to travel to far away places. Until 1903 she had been a freelance journalist, a tour organiser and an emigration promoter but her dream was to go to the South Pacific islands. Embarking from San Francisco in 1904, she sailed first to Tahiti, followed by a four month voyage through the South Pacific and an additional two months on the island of Niue. During this trip, she visited Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Rarotonga and some of the Cook islands. She returned to London and published "In the Strange South Seas" in 1907. In the book, Grimshaw not only recounts her adventures but she also describes the customs and lifestyles of the native populations as well as giving an exhaustive picture of the region's fauna and wildlife. The book also contain accounts of cannibalism, head-hunting, poisoning and tribal magic.



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