And I also read this week 'By Reef and Palm' by Louis Becke, one of my Dad's old books. It's a collection of short stories about beachcombers, traders, and Islanders - set it seems in the 1880s. Seems to be rather honest and barely romanticised. So what do Islanders think of these interpretations, I wonder.
I enjoy the short stories and some of the articles in the Fiji Times written by Seona Smiles, once again an expat. person who observes life around her, mainly from her Fiji Indian networks and family.