Outposts : Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

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The reissue of a Simon Winchester classic

In 1985 Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire travelled 100,000 miles back and forth from Antarctica to the Caribbean to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling and often funny reading.

With a new introduction and additional material in many of the chapters, this revised edition tells us what has happened while the author's been away.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 30mm | 258.55g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w maps, further reading
  • 0141011890
  • 9780141011899
  • 675,873

About Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester was born and educated in England, has lived in Africa, Ireland, India and China, and now lives in US. He was a foreign correspondent for 30 years and now contributes to a variety of American and British magazines and newspapers. Hismost recent books have been the two international bestsellers, The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map that Changed the World. His new book, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded is published in June 2002.
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Table of contents

The plan; British Indian Ocean territory and Diego Garcia; Tristan; Gibraltar; Ascension Island; St Helena; Hong Kong; Bermuda; The British West Indies; The Falkland Islands; Pitcairn and other territories; some reflections and conclusions.
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