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In 1977, the Guardian published a travel guide to the mysterious island grouping of San Serriffe.
The two islands, Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse, formed the shape of a semicolon.
If that wasn’t enough to raise your suspicions, the part detailing education on the island read: “in addition to the mainstream subjects a San Serriffe teenager may well be offered pearl-diving as an A level choice”.
You wouldn’t be alone in wondering: “how do we sign up to go to school there? »