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1958/04/00 Ian Fleming Work After a 24 hour flight to Bombay followed by a slow boat trip, Fleming arrives in the Seychelles. While on the island of Mahe he stays at The Northolme Hotel along Beau Vallon Beach. The Hildebrand Rarity (short story)
1958/04/00 Ian Fleming Work As a contributor to The Sunday Times, Flemming reports on a 120,000,000 GBP treasure hunt. The story will be published 'Treasure Hunt in Eden'.

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Physiographic feature Archipelago

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Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Seychelles:
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Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 43

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A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011. - The World Factbook

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The Hildebrand Rarity (short story) Short Story Ian Fleming It was ten o'clock in the morning of a day in April, and the lagoon, Belle Anse near the southernmost tip of Mahe, the largest island in the Seychelles group, was glassy calm.

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