Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

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Outposts, Journeys to the surviving relics of the British Empire
Author Simon Winchester
Country England
Language English
Genre Travel literature
Publisher Penguin (UK)
Publication date
1985
Media type Print
Pages 362 pp (second edition, paperback)
ISBN 0141011890
OCLC 56458990

Outposts, Journeys to the surviving relics of the British Empire is a book by Simon Winchester. It details his travels to each of the remaining dependencies of the British Empire and was first published in 1985 in Britain by Hodder and Stoughton under the title Outposts and in the United States by Prentice Hall as The Sun Never Sets: Travels to the Remaining Outposts of the British Empire. It was reprinted in 2003 with a new foreword written to address the changing political climate and attitudes in relation to the British Empire, most importantly concerning the handover of Hong Kong to China and, more generally, the rise of globalism.

The book takes on an elegiac tone[citation needed] as Winchester searches hopefully for remnants of imperial order, and as such marks a distinct period during Margaret Thatcher's government when a resurgence of British patriotism was mismatched to its still-diminishing former empire. This is particularly evident in his chapter on the Falkland Islands, which Britain had just defended from an Argentine invasion in 1982.

Publication history[edit]

  • Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire (1985), Hodder & Stoughton[1]
  • The Sun Never Sets: Travels to the Remaining Outposts of the British Empire (1985), Prentice Hall[2]
  • Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire revised ed. (2003), Penguin[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Outposts: Journeys to the surviving relics of the British Empire". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "The sun never sets : travels to the remaining outposts of the British Empire". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Outposts : journeys to the surviving relics of the British Empire". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 22 November 2017.