The Other Side of Paradise

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Noel Barber has enchanted millions of readers with his six bestselling novels. In these powerfully exotic novels he drew upon his own experience as one of the leading foreign correspondents from the 40s to the 60s working on the Daily Mail. He was the first Briton to reach the South Pole since Scott, was stabbed five times while covering the wars in Morocco and was shot during the Hungarian uprising. He died in 1988.

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Veteran journalist and novelist Barber (Sakkara, A Farewell to Paris isn't strikingly original in either plot or style, yet he tells an entertaining, old-fashioned sort of tale, much like a Nevil Shute story. Kit Masters, a young British doctor, has been dispatched to the remote South Sea isle of Koraloona after an embarrassing incident in London. In this tropical paradise, he is involved in a number of local intrigues, medical challenges as he copes with young polio victims and a cholera epidemic, and a romance with a young Polynesian who is the granddaughter of Gauguin. The artist, or more precisely, his paintings, play a prominent and interesting part in the plot. Removed from the world, yet touched by all that happens, especially the outbreak of World War II, Masters and his fellow islanders battle natural and man-made calamities with pluck and ingenuity in this charming, if rather lightweight, adventure.
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