An Island to Oneself: The Story of Six Years on a Desert Island

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What we have all now and then dreamed of doing, Tom Neale did: go and live alone on a desert island. For years while storekeeping in the South Pacific, he planned, read and talked until the great day when he was landed on his little kingdom, aware of (but undismayed by) the fact that he would have to struggle with the full strength of body and mind to survive. Neale's gripping account of his years spent alone on Suvarov is an unforgettable tale of peril, beauty, and solitude. ...
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Woodbridge, CT, U.S.A. 1990 Hard Cover Reprint New in New jacket Unforgettable story of the author's self-imposed exile from society on a remote Pacific atoll and his struggles ... to survive and make peace with his austere surroundings. Multiple copies new. 255pp, illust. Read more Show Less

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What we have all now and then dreamed of doing, Tom Neale did: go and live alone on a desert island. For years while storekeeping in the South Pacific, he planned, read and talked until the great day when he was landed on his little kingdom, aware of (but undismayed by) the fact that he would have to struggle with the full strength of body and mind to survive. Neale's gripping account of his years spent alone on Suvarov is an unforgettable tale of peril, beauty, and solitude.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780918024763
  • Publisher: Ox Bow Press
  • Publication date: 6/25/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 255

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Fascinating to meet my Great Uncle in text!

    I found this book at my Gran's house (Tom's sister) and couldn't put it down. Well written and an awesome tale of following your dreams. There is a message from Tom to my Gran in the cover of the first 'American Edition', titled 'An Island to Myself' where he has written, 'See what the yanks have done to this!' I recommend this book to anyone and remind them to read the epilogue to his adventure written by his daughter Stella.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2001

    Grandad

    I just wanted to say how awesome it was to see that my grandads book An Island to oneself has been an insparation to many lives. Sadly my grandad died before I could know him. I am one of five grandchildren he has, from his son John Bridgart who also passed on five months before my birth. Your legacy lives on grandad..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2000

    Tom Neale - Legend

    I was scrounging around a second hand bookstore in Singapore. ( where I'm from ), when I noticed a dust covered hardcover lying on its side. 'An island to oneself'. The book is filled with wonderful images of the carefree existance that Tom experienced, from the killing of wild pigs to taming of wild ducks. From sipping tea at sunset and dining on moist Ku at sunrise. The wonderful solitute thats so fleeting can all be conjured up again in the minds eye. More so when this book is a living diary of the life that so few have got to experience, so few have dare. But Tom did. And God bless him, I think even in Heaven, he'd be looking for a quiet spot somewhere, overlooking a heavenly sunset with his cup of tea and Tom Tom and Mrs Thievry by his side again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    PARADISE FOUND

    I was a child of 6 in 1970 when I met Tom Neale. My parents and I were on a circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Tahiti ketch 'Matthew'. We were the forth or fifth yacht to come through that year. In fact, while we were in Suvarrow, a second yacht arrived. Tom said that this was the first time there had ever been two yachts at the atoll simultainiously. It is surprising what one remembers. We found out that Tom's birthday fell during our visit. My mother went out on a limb and baked a cake. Tom joined us on the 'Matt' for cake and coffee. A short time later he thanked us and went ashore to feed his chickens. While he was very kind to spend time with us, the reason he was on Suvarrow in the first place was to be alone, and that seemed to be when he was most comfortable. I was very sad to learn that he had passed away before our second visit in 1977. Tom's kind, gentle nature still dwells in his paradise. We fed his chickens and cleaned up around his home, but it was not the same without Tom. I finally read a copy of Tom's book when I was in high school in Samoa. It was a thrill ride of emotion, with the books images suplimented by my own experience. It remains one of my favorites to this day. Tom will always live on, both in my heart and in this book.

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    great adventure

    I love this writing,it feels like I have been there after reading this book.this is instantly in my top 5 of all time!

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