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Brendon Grimshaw: The Real Robinson Crusoe



Every few weeks, a giant tortoise gives birth in Brendon Grimshaw’s bedroom.

That’s not the wildest thing that happens on the island of Moyenne in the Seychelles, the tiniest national park in the world.

The wildest is Brendon himself, the 86-year-old former newspaper editor who purchased the forested speck of land for £8,000 in 1962. He’s lived there alone ever since, breeding giant tortoises and preserving the island for visitors like you and me. Keeping it real because it just seems right.

Don’t expect that to change any time soon. Brendon has rejected million-dollar offers by hotel developers who want to purchase his island.

They will have to try and pry it from his tan, calloused hands.

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