Results 1 – 12 of 32 Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: early writings of Sir Arthur Grimble;. by Grimble, Arthur Francis Grimble, Rosemary. Sir Arthur Grimble: Oceanic literature: The role of the author: Return to the Islands (), Sir Arthur Grimble vividly relates how oral poems were composed in. Arthur Grimble (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Arthur Grimble.

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Grimble collected stories from the last generation who could remember the full glory of the old pagan ways. A Pattern grijble Islands by Arthur Grimble. The Girl With No Name.

His various stories cover a wide range of topics. How glad I am that I did reread it. To ask other readers questions about Return To The Islandsplease sign up. Item s unavailable for purchase. But unlike the stereotype of a pukka sahib, the aloof colonial officer, Arthur Grimble developed a love of the islands and their people.

Mr Grimble has a good sense of atrhur and doesn’t take himself seriously, which arthuf 2 very important things for me. Ratings and Reviews 0 4 star ratings 0 reviews. Nov 18, Mark Thuell rated it really liked it. Anna added it Apr 05, You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Grimble collected stories from the last generation who could remember the full glory of the old pagan ways.

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The Edge of Lost. To see what your friends thought of this book, grimhle sign up. He was adopted by an elder on the island where he lived, taught to recite his new family’s lineage in the oral tradition of their ancestors, and was permitted to be ritually tattooed as part of his initiation into I-Kiribati society.


In my country i can only make payment through Bank Transfers TT and Western union but problem is that this is not acceptable in their payment method options. Today, the nation of Kiribati is facing rising tides in the lee of global warming; it is questionable if this interesting culture will even survive.

Jul 07, Colin Whittaker rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

A pattern of islands by Arthur Grimble Book editions published between and in 8 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide “The funny, charming and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific. The migrations of a pandanus people, as traced from a preliminary study of food, food-traditions and food-rituals, in the Gilbert Islands: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

I had never seen an article in the news about Kiribati until a few days ago see link below. December 1, Imprint: I think this won a national literature award when it was first published, hence it’s place on the syllabus but it even put us committed readers off.

A Pattern Of Islands by Arthur Grimble

The story of a six-year term of duty in the Gilbert Islands which is recorded with humor and heart. Grible added it Jun 18, Would anyone can assist me in getting e-copy of this book?

Please provide an email address. This book is written on the experiances of a young colonial official in the early twentieth century. The lack of narrative flow sometimes makes the book less motivating than it might otherwise be. You submitted the following rating and review. Fortunately his island neighbours, a fascinating cast of fishermen, sorcerers, poets and fighters, began to trust this charming, happy and energetic young man, and shared with him their treasury of stories from the days when warfare was endemic and magic an essential part of everyday life.


Well written book about how life was supposed to be on the British Overseas Territories back in the days. It was old fashioned, even in the 70s and, as a mature adult, I discovered a copy in a second hand shop.

Arthur Grimble

Well it took me thirty years or more to get around to reading this little treasure of a book which had sat on my bookshelves through many moves. No trivia or quizzes yet. Arthur Grimble clearly cherished his years spent as a colonial official in the Gilbert and Ellis Islands. SO, are any of you other appreciators of his book interested in joining me?

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Would you like us to take another look at this review? In Arthur Grimble went to the Gilbert and Ellice islands as a cadet in the colonial service a junior administrative officerbecoming a District Officer inbased on Tawara and then Abemama My Dad told us that ‘burping’ after a meal was considered polite in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.