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Treasure islands : sailing the South Seas in the wake of Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson / Pamela Stephenson.

By: Stephenson, Pamela.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Headline, 2006Description: 399 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0755314050; 0755312864; 9780755312863.Subject(s): Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 -- Travel -- Oceania | Stevenson, Pamela -- Travel -- Oceania | Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift, 1840-1914 -- Travel -- Oceania | Ocean travel | Oceania -- Social life and customs | Oceania -- Description and travelDDC classification: 910.45 Summary: Megaselling biographer, internationally renowned psychologist, ex-comedienne and mother of four (three teenage girls and Billy Connolly), the extraordinary Pamela Stephenson now adopts a new guise - historian, sailor, and circumnavigator of the globe.In TRESURE ISLANDS, Pamela follows in the intrepid footsteps of Fanny Stevenson, maverick wife of the even more maverick Robert Louis. They have much in common - a fascination with the South Seas, a thirst for adventure, a fearlessness and great humour in the face of adversity and unpredictable husbands.Compelling, intriguing, unputdownable, TREASURE ISLANDS is travel/adventure/history/celebrity all rolled into one extraordinary book.Summary: Travel.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This is the story of two resourceful women. The one, psychologist and wife of Billy Connolly, Pamela Stephenson--the other, Fanny Stevenson, intrepid wife of Robert Louis. Both married to maverick Scots, both in search of adventure, both drawn to the coral islands, lagoons, natives, and customs of the South Seas. A love of Joseph Conrad, a desire to escape the travails of an LA lifestyle, and a fascination with Fanny all inspired Pamela's voyage to the other side of the world. Her encounters with the perils of the sea, the islanders, and latter-day pirates all make for marvelous reading--travel, adventure, history, and biography all rolled into one.

Bibliography: p. 382-399.

Megaselling biographer, internationally renowned psychologist, ex-comedienne and mother of four (three teenage girls and Billy Connolly), the extraordinary Pamela Stephenson now adopts a new guise - historian, sailor, and circumnavigator of the globe.In TRESURE ISLANDS, Pamela follows in the intrepid footsteps of Fanny Stevenson, maverick wife of the even more maverick Robert Louis. They have much in common - a fascination with the South Seas, a thirst for adventure, a fearlessness and great humour in the face of adversity and unpredictable husbands.Compelling, intriguing, unputdownable, TREASURE ISLANDS is travel/adventure/history/celebrity all rolled into one extraordinary book.

Travel.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. ix)
  • List of Charts (p. xiii)
  • List of Illustrations (p. xv)
  • Chapter 1 Fanny and Me (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 Pirates and Pahrump (p. 18)
  • Chapter 3 Fleeing Francis (p. 44)
  • Chapter 4 Boobies and Bait Balls (p. 76)
  • Chapter 5 Fire! (p. 96)
  • Chapter 6 'A Virginity of Sense' (p. 121)
  • Chapter 7 Niki-Naki-Noo (p. 155)
  • Chapter 8 Reef Madness (p. 187)
  • Chapter 9 Home of Flying Cloud (p. 229)
  • Chapter 10 Told to Fakaofo (p. 250)
  • Chapter 11 Shipwrecked! (p. 277)
  • Chapter 12 Where's the Oral Sex? (p. 316)
  • Chapter 13 The Devil Box and the Deep Blue Sea (p. 356)
  • Epilogue (p. 374)
  • Bibliography (p. 382)

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