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Old 3rd February 2014, 22:30
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I have just finished reading this, I wish it had been 3 times as long. Very evocative, form the sea itself to the sheer boredom and heat that can occur, it is wondeful, I have been trawling the net for more information on Batavia, Praus and many other things.

He recommends "The Malayan Archiplego" by Alfred Russel Wallace, I read that a year or so ago and it is wonderful, very easy to read for a Victorian narrative, and again, it can be found as an Ebook.
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