Playing With Water: Alone on a Philippine Island

Author(s): James Hamilton-Paterson

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This is a classic of travel writing. For many years award-winning writer James Hamilton-Paterson spent a third of each year on an otherwise uninhabited Philippine island, spear-fishing for survival. Playing with Water tells us why he did. Yet it also gives an account of life in that class-bound country as a whole. For it is in places like this rather than Manila of the international news reports that the underlying political and cultural reality of the Philippines may be seen.

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A true tale of passion and solitude on a Philippine island.

James Hamilton-Paterson is the author of the bestselling Empire of the Clouds, which was hailed as a classic account of the golden age of British aviation. He won a Whitbread Prize for his first novel, Gerontius, and among his many other celebrated books are Seven-Tenths, one of the finest books written in recent times about the oceans, the satirical trilogy that began with Cooking with Fernet Branca, and the autobiographical Playing With Water. Born and educated in England, he has lived in the Philippines and Italy and now makes his home in Austria.

General Fields

  • : 9780571313990
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
  • : September 2014
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Hamilton-Paterson
  • : Paperback
  • : 2
  • : 915.990446
  • : 288