British naturalist Roger Lovegrove, author of “Islands Beyond the Horizon: The Life of Twenty of the World’s Most Remote Places” (Oxford University), has a soft spot for harsh lands. Halfmoon Island in the Arctic Circle, he writes, “is God-forsaken beyond words and produces a brief shudder, but at the same time it has a strange allure.” Less typical is his description of Fernando de Noronha, 150 miles off the coast of Brazil, which sounds like something out of a travel brochure: “as near to tropical perfection as one can imagine.” Lovegrave is the perfect guide for the extremely adventurous armchair traveler.
‘Islands Beyond the Horizon’ by Roger Lovegrove
By Jan GardnerNovember 24, 2012
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