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Islands in a Forgotten Sea

By: TV Bulpin

Protea Book House

Paperback | Nov 2010 | #191866 | ISBN-13: 9781869193324
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About this book

The Sea of Zanj has been a place of myth and mystery since time immemorial, and its islands have captured countless imaginations. Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues, the Seychelles and Madagascar - T.V. Bulpin recounts their stories and histories; stories of strange animals and exotic places, of pirates and runaway slaves, of forgotten kingdoms and deadly welcomes.

Much has changed in the islands since Islands in a Forgotten Sea first appeared in the 1950s, and the author has left an invaluable account of an enchanting and often brutal world far removed from the air-conditioned resorts and package tours so familiar to tourists today.


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Biography

Thomas Victor Bulpin (1918-1999) was a well-known and very prolific travel writer - he wrote 29 books and thousands of pamphlets and features on southern Africa for magazines and newspapers. An inveterate traveller, he was the author of classics such as The Ivory Trail, Lost Trails on the Lowveld and the Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa.

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