Sunday, March 3, 2013


Terms of venery, or collective nouns, were all the rage in the Middle Ages. Derived from the sport of hunting, they indicated collections of beasts and birds. And as anything fashionable is then adopted and adapted for other purposes, special collective nouns were invented for and applied to things and people. So what do you call a collection of islands?

Gavan Daws calls his book about famous people whose lives were linked to islands - Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Murray Gibson, Hermann Melville and John Williams - "A Dream of Islands", and what an aptly evocative description it is!

Your dream of islands will become reality when you book into luxurious VILLA MAMANA on tropical Telekivava'u.

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