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Historical fiction

Enchanted Islands

by Allison Amend

Quick take

The author has re-imagined one of the stranger episodes of Galapagos history as something of an intelligence race, an ex-spy's tell-all.

Why I love it

The website of the Galapagos Conservancy contains this curiously understated comment: "In the 1930s, a small group of people tried to colonize the island but ultimately failed. Their story is told in the book _The Enchanted Islands: A Five-year Adventure in the Galapagos_ by Ainslie and Frances Conway." But what if the Conways were more than just failed colonists? What if they really were spies, ...

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    June 2016