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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It is an enjoyable read because Arthur Grimble enjoyed and valued the people who made up his protectorate. Helen Andrews rated it liked it Nov 27, His various stories cover a wide range of topics. Charming story of a time long past when the English held sway over many parts of the world. Well written grimbe about how grimblle was supposed to be on the British Overseas Territories back in the days. The Girl With No Past.

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A Pattern Of Islands by Arthur Grimble

Return to the islands: Aashika Jain marked it as to-read Sep 23, Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: It wasn’t quite as fresh as his first book on his life abroad, but it still filled my appetite for seafaring and propelled me into an age and place in the Arhtur that I could not have reached otherwise.

Please review your cart. But largely this is the story of his years there, as arbiter, interpreter and medical aid, and it affords an active narrative of personal history and anthropological observation. Interesting but of its time with some memorable events in the live of Colonial governorship of the Gilbert and Ellis Islands. Shot through with a warm, appreciative, gently humour, his tales are not only of history, anthropology and etiquette, but also of friendships, health, and law and order for example, the outlawing of polygamy.


The protagonist, Authur Gfimble, tells us of a lost time in the South Pacific and leaves me at least, craving for a time machine and a posting with the UK colonial office.

Grimble, Arthur 1888-1956

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. I doubt many colonial officers grrimble offered adoption into a local tribe, much less proved themselves by memorizing lineages and submitting to painful tattooing.

This biographical article about a British anthropologist is a stub. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Fascinating true tales from the Gilbert Islands during the ‘s, definitely worth a read.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. But unlike the stereotype of a pukka sahib, the aloof colonial officer, Arthur Grimble developed a love of the islands and their people.

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Arthur Grimble

Yada rated it it was amazing Oct 01, There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of the Gilbertese people from birth to death. Thanks and wait for your prompt reply Best regards, Tooraa Ioane. Dec 07, Thomas rated it liked it. Such a practice would, I think, improve the present-day please excuse the pun British Christmas no end. The Woman in Cabin I tried, I really tried but I couldn’t make it past chapter one. Nov 17, Carol rated it it was amazing.


Puamau Sowani marked it as to-read Nov 15, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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.

His misdemeanors as a young officer are no funnier than the means with which he carried out some of his orders.

He writes about them with interest and sympathy, telling all kinds of tales against himself and the attitudes of the colonial system. He often presents himself as an arrogant skeptic when confronted with traditions that he doesn’t understand, and his skepticism is always proven unfounded, leaving him the butt of the joke and letting the readers draw their own conclusions. This book is written on the experiances of a young colonial official in the early twentieth century.