Where the Hell Is Tuvalu?
by Philip Ellis
How does a young City attorney end up as the People's Lawyer of the fourth-smallest country in the world, 12,000 kilometres from home? We've all ... Show synopsis How does a young City attorney end up as the People's Lawyer of the fourth-smallest country in the world, 12,000 kilometres from home? We've all thought about getting off the treadmill, turning life on its head and doing something worthwhile. Philip Ells dreamed of turquoise seas, sandy beaches and palm trees, and he found these in the tiny Pacific island state of Tuvalu. But neither his Voluntary Service Overseas briefing pack nor his legal training could prepare him for what happened there. He learned to deal with rapes, murders, incest, the unforgivable crime of pig theft and to look a shark in the eye. But he never dared ask the octogenarian Tuvaluan chief why he sat immobilised by a massive rock permanently resting on his groin. Well, you wouldn't, would you? This is a story of a UK attorney colliding with a Pacific island culture. The fallout is moving, dramatic, bewildering and often hilarious. - A hilarious journey to Tuvalu - a paradise island in the South Pacific and world's fourth smallest country - Inspiring story for anyone dreaming of leaving the rat-race behind - Will appeal to all the fans of Bill Bryson