Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics

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Part memoir, part travelogue, Tales From the Torrid Zone is rooted in Alex Frater's birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu where his father ran its hospital and his mother, in her front garden, built its first school. From this obscure South Seas group he ranges over the hot, wet, beautiful swathe of the world that has haunted him ever since -- dines with a tropical queen in a leper colony, makes his way across tropical Africa (and two civil wars) in a forty-four-year-old flying boat, delivers a new church bell ...

Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics 2013, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9781447244509

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Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics 2008, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307388261

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Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics 2007, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679408710

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Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics 2005, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330375290

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Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics 2004, Picador, London

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