In the runup to the inaugural tourist flight on Saturday it is an honour to quote from my favourite book on St Helena, called ”One Man’s Island” by Ian Baker. (2004) He hits the nail on the head with so much he says.
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”St Helena has so many special attractions,but they aren’t, luckily, to everyone’s liking. So people will come for the quiet, the peace, the staggering scenery, the endemics, and the different world. They’ll come for the memories of Napoleon, of Dinuzulu, of the Boer prisoners, of the East India Company, and so much more of the history. Maybe they’ll even come for the layers of time. KEEP IT AS ST HELENA PLC,SO THE EARNINGS, AS FAR AS THAT IS POSSIBLE,COME TO AND STAY ON THE ISLAND.”