|Title:||Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics|
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|Publisher:||Picador; Unabridged edition edition (May 21, 2004)|
Personal Name: Frater, Alexander, 1937-. Varying Form of Title: Travels in the deep tropics. Publication, Distribution, et. London Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-380). Personal Name: Frater, Alexander, 1937- Travel. Geographic Name: Tropics Description and travel. Geographic Name: Tropics Social life and customs. Geographic Name: Tropics Social conditions. Rubrics: Voyages and travels. 95 Author: Gibbons, Gail.
When my husband bought his book, Tales from the Torrid Zone, 2nd hand for me I didn’t know what to expect but feeling like a change after reading about the Arab world, I decided to try it. The Tropics are fascinating and it seems that Frater is perfectly placed to write about them because he was born in Iririki, Vanuatu and spent his journalistic life travelling to and writing about the tropics. Fra I must admit that despite being a big fan of travel writing I had never heard of Alexander Frater. Grandson of a Scottish Presbyterian minister who was the first Frater to travel into the deep tropics, and son to parents that set up both hospitals and schools there, Alexander retraces his family's roots in the region. Surprisingly to the author, the locals still remember his missionary grandfather with great fondness and gratitude, though the still running church is in need of a new bell.
Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Tales from the torrid zone : travels in the deep tropics Alexander Frater. Book's title: Tales from the torrid zone : travels in the deep tropics Alexander Frater. Library of Congress Control Number: 2006049552.
But, as becomes plain, the torrid zone is not just a geographical phenomenon, it’s also a state of mind. The result is a witty, entertaining and immensely readable book from a fine storyteller. ru - Part memoir, part travelogue, Tales From the Torrid Zone is rooted in Alex Frater's birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu where his father ran its hospital and his mother, in her front garden, built its first school. from the Torrid Zone.
Travels in the Deep Tropics. The Washington Times - Ann Geracimos. Alexander Frater's Tales from the Torrid Zone is a book to treasure on many levels. The wealth of knowledge revealed on its pages scientific, sociological, geographical, linguistic and more plus the astounding mix of characters and incidents, should put this volume at the top of any list for those interested in making a thorough exploration of the author's special world Be prepared to be fascinated and frustrated. Boston Globe - Barbara Fisher. Alexander Frater has contributed to various UK publications and, as chief travel correspondent for the Observer newspaper, has won an unprecedented number of British Press Travel Awards. Miles Kington calls him 'the funniest man who wrote for Punch since the war'.
Frater made several television documentaries, but admits in Tales from the Torrid Zone that his career in front of a camera was destined to be short lived. A BBC and ABC Discovery Series documentary recreating Africa's flying boat journeys from Cairo to Mozambique was filmed in difficult conditions in 1989 aboard a Catalina flying boat. Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics. London: Pan Macmillan.
beautifully written book. Library Journal Tales from the Torrid Zone jagged edge of authenticity. Part memoir, part travel yarn, a hymn to the solar lands where people ‘wear their shadows like shoes’. The structure of Frater's book is built around his birth to a missionary family in the South Pacific, the love of the tropics that never left him despite many years in rainy England, and his purchase of a new bell for the church founded by his grandfather. A long time travel writer for a British newspaper, Frater has many good stories to tell, and they surface in this book in strange ways; a moment in, say, Fiji, wil remind him of a previous moment, in Mozambique for example, which will remind him of yet another story.
Alexander Frater, son of a Scottish Presbyterian missionary couple (and grandson of one of the first European missionaries to many of the islands in Melanesia), was born on the small island of Irikiki and flitted around the tropics for many of his early, formative years. He later relocated to the UK, where he became travel correspondent for an award-winning British newspaper, The Observer. Frater’s writing is of the highest quality. Perhaps his most endearing literary trait is his ability to capture interesting dialogue. On his travels, he seems to unabashedly mix with anyone and everyone, and is evidently an attentive listener. He relates countless stories told to him by a wide variety of characters he meets - indigenous locals, other travelers, and ex-pats putting down roots in some tropical clime.
Alexander Frater was born to a family of Scottish expatriates on the tiny island of Irikiki in the South Seas. Part memoir, part travelogue, all passionate appreciation,Tales from the Torrid Zonebegins in Iririki, Alexander Frater's birthplace.
His travels take him to nearly all of the eighty-eight countries encompassed by this remarkable, steamy swath of the world. He delves deeply into the history and politics of each nation he visits, and into the lives of the inhabitants, and of the flora and fauna. He is, at once, tourist, explorer and adventurer, as fascinated with-and fascinating about-the quotidian as he is with the extraordinary. Part memoir, part travelogue, Tales From the Torrid Zone is rooted in his birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu, where Alexander Frater's father ran the hospital and his mother, in her front garden, built the first school.