Tales from the Torrid Zone – Alexander Frater

Monday, 10 March 2008

Tales from the Torrid ZoneSubtitled ‘Travels in the Deep Tropics,’ Frater wanders from his New Hebrides birthplace (today it’s Vanuatu) north to the Tropic of Cancer and south to the Tropic of Capricorn, ie his peregrinations are entirely within the tropics. Although there are excursions all over the place – the Pacific, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, the Middle East, South and South-East Asia - it’s Vanuatu he always returns to. Sometimes the excursions are mere diversions, distracted during a Vanuatu church service we’re suddenly heading down the Irrawaddy River in Burma.