By Ben Fogle
Welcomed with open hands, derided as a pig-ignorant vacationer and infrequently mocked mercilessly for his hassle, Ben Fogle visited the final flag-flying outposts of the British Empire.
With warning, dignity and a spare pair of pants thrown to the wind, he got down to observe simply precisely who would select to continue to exist islands as distant as those and - extra importantly - attempted to determine precisely why. touchdown himself on islands so remoted, wind-swept, barren and simply damned strange that they could have Robinson Crusoe considering two times, Fogle:
- virtually turns into lunch at the thoroughly named Carcass Island
- will get deported from Pitcairn for being either a secret agent and a smuggler
- Uncovers the tale of the tyrant who grew to become St Helena's so much unwilling and least renowned guest
- And witnesses a shark assault from a good distance.
Why he went, what he did whilst he received there and the way precisely he bought again in a single piece makes for an eye-opening yet affectionate check out existence in those special, odd places.