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Coconut Wireless

What happens when a young Solomon Islands man and a cynical London girl step out of their comfort zones? Find out in this novel about love, life and gossip in the South Pacific.

by Nicola Baird

copyright 2010 Nicola Baird

ISBN: 978-1-4661-7296-8 Smashwords edition

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All characters are imaginary.

Events take place in the early 1990s, in and around Honiara.

Half of any money produced by sales of Coconut Wireless will be given to support projects working with Solomon Islands women and children.

Story summary

What happens when a young Solomon Islands man and a cynical London girl step out of their comfort zones? Find out in Coconut Wireless, a novel about love, life and gossip in the South Pacific.

When Suzy overhears her on-off boyfriend Dan flirting with another girl she decides to quit her London job and take up a maths teaching post as a VSO on an island in the South Pacific. Yet again she discovers that nothing is quite what it seems to be.

At first Suzy feels like a big fish in a small pond, whereas Henderson, a charming young islander, is uneasily finding his feet in the big city - but somehow both their lives are forever changed by one chance meeting.

It’s not just a love story that keeps you guessing until the end – there’s also the chance to learn about life in Honiara, the bustling capital of Solomon Islands as Suzy acclimatises to heat, mosquitoes and serious humidity. Enjoy meeting a cast of island characters including clever Stella who has to find a way to protect herself, and her children, and the old Malaitan woman Anna who grew up during world war two, and their nemesis: an MP with an eye on making enough cash to buy Ozzie beachfront real estate.

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