EAST OF FREEDOM by Leonard Wibberley


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Just a proof of a spoof, or, another South Sea Bubble burst when the illustion of freedom is pricked. For the twin Melanesian islands, Omo Lau and Omo Levi, are declared independent by her Majesty the Queen in the year 1969. Only their governor, Sir Murchison Boyd, realizes that liberty is a luxury they cannot afford. Soon the money in the treasury runs out; an appeal to the U.S. to annex them fails; and the natives finally go native -- they eat a U.S. Vice President in the ignorance of his identity.... Balmy skies, some even balmier activities, but an occasional socio-political paradox sharpens the slight, genial satire.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1964
Publisher: Morrow