THE ENCHANTED ISLANDS by Ainslie & Frances Conway


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A different panel in ""worlds away"" field, as the Conways -- obeying the migratory instinct- prove how far they can travel minus money. Really greenhorns, they prepare for a trip to the Galapagos, learn the rules for trouble in the tropics, experience conflicts with neighbors, problems of diets, social adventures. From Santiago they go to Floreana, where they live for four years, justify their belief in the realities of existence, enjoy even the weather. Strange unreal interludes from the outside, odd bits of information about past history and scandals, liven their island isolation. Governmental pre-war evacuation sends Frances home, while Ainslie is assigned to the Galapagos Air Base. Now- the war over- they've returned, for good... Intimate picture of a little known though much publicized part of the world, in terms of daily living.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1947
ISBN: 1163180068
Publisher: Putnam