Total Pageviews

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

No news; No Shoes: Island life on the Maldives

As the northern hemisphere heads into Winter, we, at TripFiction are certainly longing for warmer days. So, we are going to "have a holiday for the price of a paperback", we are heading off somewhere warm, where the sun shines and life is easy. Come with us to the Maldives and take a bit of time off, feel the warmth of the sun through the prose, the sand under your feet and enjoy some interesting storylines... Click on the links to go through to the book.

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a summer job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's holiday home in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation: a tropical island beats the library any day. T.J. has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having had cancer wasn't bad enough, he now has to spend his first summer in remission with his family instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Marooned on an uninhabited island, Anna and T.J. work together to obtain water, food, fire and shelter but, as the days turn to weeks then months and finally years, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man...

Beach Babylon takes you behind the scenes at a five-star tropical island resort. Do all the stories which take place behind the closed doors of the exclusive spa have happy endings? What do the world's richest people expect from room service during their fortnight in paradise? What does the windsurfing instructor do to keep sane after hours?

We have come across this book and we are looking for someone to write a Lead Review for our site. Have you read this? Do you fancy reading this and submitting a review for us? Just a few words would be fab! 
Available on kindle only, it can be downloaded here:

And finally a bit of history from Thor Heyerdahl. One of the world's foremost explorers investigates the origins of Maldive history and discovers that the seemingly remote and insignificant islands on the Indian Ocean once formed a crucial crossroads for early pre-European civilizations

Can you suggest any more Maldives set fiction? We would love more suggestions, just talk to us in the Comments Box

No comments:

Post a Comment