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Where the Hell Is Tuvalu? How I Became the Law Man of the World's Fourth Smallest Country

How does a young City lawyer end up as the People's Lawyer of the fourth smallest country in the world 18000 kilometres from homeWe've all thought about getting off the treadmill turning life on its head and doing something worthwhile Philip Ells dreamed of turuoise seas sandy beaches and palm. For a book that according to Worldcat cannot be found in a single library in the US this isn t half bad It s another memoir from an expat on a Pacific Island I read it shortly after the much popular Sex Lives of Cannibals and liked it a bit better Troost is a better storyteller than Ells but Ells has interesting stories to tell This is unsurprising since Ells s job allows him to see firsthand how people and their society function as the People s Lawyer of Tuvalu he is both public defender and civil law consultant for the entire country which works because Tuvalu has only about 10000 people and also family law apparently doesn t existThe marketing for this book is way off suggesting that it is an Eat Pray Love inspiration for career change kind of memoir Not only is that off base given that the author was only in his 20s this is youthful adventure than midlife crisis but I doubt many people would want this career change Ells is isolated on a tiny island with poor housing bad food regular gastrointestinal distress and other illnesses when it gets serious he has to be medevac d to Fiji because the local facilities are inadeuate bug and rodent infestations and no modern conveniences Oh and he works hard which makes sense when there s an extremely limited social circle and no dating pool to speak of Sure swimming in the lagoon is a perk but this book is unlikely to inspire much travel to TuvaluI ll get the negatives out of the way first Ells is not the world s greatest storyteller and the book occasionally bogs down in boring descriptions of for instance expat social events Especially in the first half of the book there are numerous gross out moments and it isn t just the setting there s a gratuitous turd story from Ells s life pre Tuvalu Also the writing uses British slang to the point that I an American who s spent several months in England couldn t always decipher his meaning Finally the author s habitually flippant tone and his callous behavior toward his seasick assistant make him seem like a jerk for much of the bookBut I warmed back up to him when he showed genuine horror toward domestic violence and sexual assault as well as an understanding of the societal pressures faced by victims He sees little of either type of crime in Tuvalu where domestic violence is not taken seriously but deals with a number of horrific crimes while on several weeks loan to Kiribati And it is definitely an interesting look into a tiny and remote country Much of the island s life appears to take place on and around the airport runway and of course everyone knows everyone else during a trial for pig stealing Ells s assistant can t stop laughing during his client s testimony but then the magistrate lives down the road from the parties and so is unlikely to be fooled anyway People come to the author with everything from defamation by their neighbors to constitutional crises giving us a complete picture of island life than most foreigners are likely to ever see There is also some humor though it s not uite laugh out loud funnyIn sum for the only book known to Goodreads to be set primarily in Tuvalu this is an adeuate read In the end I rather liked reading it so I m rounding up to 3 stars but my copy is headed for the donation bin

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Trees and he found these in the tiny Pacific island state of Tuvalu But neither his Voluntary Service Overseas briefing pack nor his legal training could prepare him for what happened thereHe learned to deal with rapes murders incest the unforgivable crime of pig theft and to look a shark in th. This book was a great insight into life in a completely different part of the world Kiribati as well as Tuvalu and one not influenced by the outside world very much Philip Ells writing style didn t work for me and didn t see the wit mentioned on the cover or on reviews but it also didn t have me yawning This was a random choice based on round the world in 80 books and Pointless so it could have been worse Fragonard Art and Eroticism he found these in the tiny Pacific island state of Tuvalu But neither The Monarchs Are Missing his legal training could prepare Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding happened thereHe learned to deal with rapes murders incest the unforgivable crime of pig theft and to look a shark in th. This book was a great insight into life in a completely different part of the world Kiribati as well as Tuvalu and one not influenced by the outside world very much Philip Ells writing style didn t work for me and didn t see the wit mentioned on the cover or on reviews but it also didn t Love is Blind have me yawning This was a random choice based on round the world in 80 books and Pointless so it could Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia have been worse

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E eye But he never dared ask the octogenarian Tuvaluan chief why he sat immobilised by a massive rock permanently resting on his groinWell you wouldn't would youThis is the story of a UK lawyer colliding with a Pacific island culture The fallout is moving dramatic bewildering and often hilariou. The author volunteered his skills to the population of the tiny island of Tuvalu He has a pleasant narrative style but he rambles too much like that really interesting nice chap you spent a pleasant couple of hours listening to at the pub but don t want to spend any time with


10 thoughts on “Where the Hell Is Tuvalu? How I Became the Law Man of the World's Fourth Smallest Country

  1. says:

    For a book that according to Worldcat cannot be found in a single library in the US this isn’t half bad It’

  2. says:

    Philip Ells was a lawyer in London and he was burnt out  He decided to escape his high pressure job by volunteering with Voluntary Service Overseas  He was sent to Tuvalu to be the People's Lawyer  That job is basically serving as a defense attorney for anyone who needs one  There aren't native lawyers available for people  Th

  3. says:

    Where the Hell is Tuvalu? describes the two and a bit years Ells spent working as the People's Lawyer or the People's Liar as came to be known in the world's 4th smallest independent nation during the mid 1990's Focusing on his job

  4. says:

    Are you a lawyer thinking of a career change? Why not volunteer to be the People's Lawyer in Tuvalu? Your experience sadly will be completely unlike Philip Ells because we are in a technological age now and when PE went to Tuvalu 1993 1994 he was heavily reliant on irregular boats bringing post for news of the outside worldThis was a fun read of a world long gone and soon to be physically gone too if the sea levels keep

  5. says:

    This book was a great insight into life in a completely different part of the world Kiribati as well as Tuvalu and one not influenced by the outside world very much Philip Ells writing style didn't work for me and didn't see the wit

  6. says:

    Well written and surprisingly entertaining and informative read recounting the experiences of a young British lawyer doing 2 years voluntary service in Tuvalu in the 90's It highlights the struggle between customary village justice and the forces of post colonial law Well worth a read as it gives great insights into Tuv

  7. says:

    Of all the wryly humorous memoirs about White Boys Traveling to Exotic Places ™ this is one of them It's a fairly forgettable book a year on I have forgotten all of the details both major and minor but as far as

  8. says:

    Allow me to address this book in one sentence You became the lawman by signing up for a UK version of the Peace Corps when you were 23 That hardly gives you insight into telling others how to uit the rat race nor does it make a good story You went somewhere exotic that few have traveled to Congratulations Now stop patting yourself on the back and get back to work I should have known better considering I had to special order a used copy fr

  9. says:

    The author volunteered his skills to the population of the tiny island of Tuvalu He has a pleasant narrative style but he rambles too much like that really interesting nice chap you spent a pleasant couple of hours

  10. says:

    Interesting look at the practice of law in Tuvalu mostly domestic violence and to a lesser estent of Kiribati loads of rapes

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