SEVEN LEAGUES TO PARADISE by Richard Tregaskis

SEVEN LEAGUES TO PARADISE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Richard Tregaskis, of has followed in the footsteps of James chener and returned for a second look at some of the countries he knew as a uniformed correspondent, and to find a paradise where he might live out the rest of his life. Bali ran torn by civil dissension and westernization of their women in the mezzanine area was a source of personal disappointment; he found Australia stifled by taxes and government control, while New Zealand imposed some strenuous standards in hunting and fishing; the rnish of Singapore and Shanghai, the dirt and disease in the interior of Northern China, the hatred of the white man in Egypt, the confining limitations of Switzerland's democracy, the threat of Russia to Sweden's Middle Way, all these brought him back to New York and a quick appreciation of good food and better plumbing. Again restless, he crossed the country to Southern California where now he has found the most nearly perfect paradise in a house on the bay. One man's odyssey which offers a certain smooth superficiality for the casual co-traveller at home or abroad.

ISBN: 0595002412
Publisher: Doubleday