Dr Nigel F Barley (Biographical details)

Dr Nigel F Barley (anthropologist; curator; British; Male; 1947)

Also known as

Barley, Nigel Frederick


Social Anthropologist. Studied modern languages at Cambridge University; PhD in Social Anthropology at Oxford University. 1980-2003, joined British Museum as Assistant Keeper in Department of Ethnography.


Symbolic structures. An exploration of the culture of the Dowayos, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1983 ISBN 0-521-24745-4
The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes From a Mud Hut, 1983. (ISBN 0-8050-1967-7)
Adventures in a Mud Hut: An Innocent Anthropologist Abroad, Vanguard Press, 1984. (ISBN 0-8149-0880-2)
A Plague of Caterpillars: A Return to the African Bush, Viking Press, 1986. (ISBN 0-670-80704-4)
Ceremony: An Anthropologist's Misadventures in the African Bush, Henry Holt, 1987. (ISBN 0-8050-0142-5)
A Plague of Caterpillars (US Edition)
Not a Hazardous Sport, Henry Holt, 1989. (ISBN 0-8050-0960-4)
The Coast, 1991 (comic novel). (ISBN 0-14-012213-3)
The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles, Henry Holt, 1992. (ISBN 0-8050-1968-5)
Grave Matters: A Lively History of Death around the World, Henry Holt, 1997. (ISBN 0-8050-4824-3)
White Rajah: A Biography of Sir James Brooke, Little, Brown, 2003. (ISBN 0-3168-5920-6)
Rogue Raider: The tale of Captain Lauterbach and the Singapore Mutiny, Monsoon Books, 2006. (ISBN 981-05-5949-6)
Island of Demons: A novelistic treatment of the life of the painter Walter Spies in Bali, Monsoon Books, 2009. (ISBN 978-981-08-2381-8)
The Devil's Garden: Love and War in Singapore under the Japanese Flag, Monsoon Books,2011. (ISBN 978-981-4358-42-2)
Even: A Novella of Revenge and Misfortune, 2012. [ebook Kindle, B&N,iBookstore, Kobo] (ASIN:B007X6V7JW)
Requiescat: A Cat's Life at the British Museum, 2013. (ISBN 978-1-4566-1994-7)