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Captive Islands’ – an odyssey in the Colonial Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

A fascinating story of exploration and adventure, that once you start reading it, you can’t put it down and one you will never forgetSir Chris Bonington CVO CBE DL

Hardback book – 140 photographs/illustrations

First published 2019

For centuries, the sole occupants of the Andamans lived in isolation, a primitive pygmy race with a culture in the Stone Age. To the south are the Nicobar Islands, home to the Nicobarese.

Max Bonington arrived at Port Blair as shipwright and harbour-master (1897). Not a place for the faint-hearted – lethal tribes, escaping convicts, working elephants in remote forest camps, barely-known islands and people – encounters that tell the story of these islands during their era of British control.

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