Author(s): Graeme Lay
For intrepid traveller Graeme Lay the islands of the South Pacific are the most intriguing places on earth: sublimely beautiful, blissfully remote, full of wonderful people and cultures - and a haven for bizarre misfits, would-be adventurers, and artists and writers in search of an earthly paradise. In this marvellous collection of travels stories, Lay uncovers Gauguin's shocking secrets in Tahiti, is haunted by Herman Melville in the remote Marquesas, is forced to impersonate a Mormon missionary in Tonga, attempts to seduce the Solvenian Olympic ski team in Rarotonga, retraces the tragic last days of Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa, gets embroiled in a wild canoe race in Bora Bora, and much, much more. "Witty, vivid, sometimes bizarre - Greame Lay has a wicked eye for incident and character" - Kevin Ireland
Shortlisted for Whitcoulls Travcom Travel Book of the Year Award 2006.