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An account of several seasons alone on a Philippine island.
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A work of such genuine commitment, balanced perception and responsive passion that it will certainly be condemned to become a classic. (New York Times)
A classic travel book... entirely original: at once astringently and gorgeously written. (Andrew Harvey)
Unforgettable. The Philippine landscape and these remote islanders are crystalline and at the same time mysterious; the writing itself superb. (Ronald Blythe)
Playing With Water by James Hamilton-Paterson is a true tale of passion and solitude on a Philippine island.
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Book Description Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1987. Condition: Very Good. 1ST. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # 4827722-6
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. The author has for many parts of years lived on a tiny island (Tiwarik) in the southern are off the west coast of the Philippines. Includes a glossary, notes and references. He survived hauling his own daily water and spear-fishing (night and day) for food, basically living as much like a native as possible. His account is colored with true poetic beauty at times (for he is a poet, first and foremost) and his report of getting lost underwater is the best description of exploring the nether regions I have ever read. Nice copy. Seller Inventory # 000598
Book Description MacMillan, 1987., 1987. 1st edition. 8vo. xiv + 282pp. Margins of pages browned, original boards, d/w. slightly rubbed to edges. ISBN 0333447166 US$9. Seller Inventory # 165684
Book Description McMillan, London, United Kingdom, 1987. Hard Covers. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. No prev. owner's insc. 282p. References. Quote: "James Hamilton-Paterson is a 45-year-old Englishman who spends a third of each year on an otherwise uninhabited Philippine island called Tiwarick, spear-fishing for survival" and "disdaining scuba equipment, the author daily hunts his food amongst the preditors of the glittering coralline waters, which surround his island". Pages edges lightly browned. D/J not price clipped. Photo of author to rear D/J panel. [Living on uninhabited island. Philippine Island. Tiwarick]. Seller Inventory # 010157
Book Description Macmillan, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. **Simply Brit** Shipped with Premium postal service within 24 hours from the UK with impressive delivery time. We have dispatched from our book depository; items of good condition to over ten million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with reliable and efficient service at all times. Seller Inventory # 2933819
Book Description Macmillan. hardback. Macmillan, 1987. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by uniform browning to the pages. The d/w is unclipped and also near fine. Seller Inventory # 4629494
Book Description MacMillan, London, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First English Edition. "A wonderful inner journey in the outer light and colour of a remote coast, uncommonly well-written." -- Peter Matthiessen. Ships same or next business day. Spine is slightly skewed and loose, minor edge wear, head edge of pages is tanned; text is clean. Dust jacket protected in archival plastic cover. DJ has minimal edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages. Seller Inventory # 58052