Troubador Off the Beach in the Caribbean

Released: 28/04/2021

ISBN: 9781800461413

eISBN: 9781800469303

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Off the Beach in the Caribbean

Travels in the Little Leeward Islands


Colourful and various – characterised by rich histories, a treasure-trove of fascinating places, and most especially by an array of unique, compelling personalities – the Caribbean islands are decidedly more than their beaches and resorts. 

Focused upon some of the region’s tiniest islands, this work offers the reader unique access to the stunning beauty, the bustling diversity, the compelling cultural life, of each of these frequently (and unfairly) overlooked places. From the cloud forests of Saba to the desolate ruins of St. Eustatius’ Lower Town, from Nevis’ sly monkeys to Montserrat’s goatskin bands, to Anguilla’s gleaming salt ponds, Off the Beach tells a tale of past and present: of slavers and slave resistance, of volcanic blasts, stalwart revolutionaries, and of tourism’s inescapable effects. Informed by the author’s many years of travel to the region, Off the Beach will also introduce the reader to a cadre of artists, and authors, scholars, entrepreneurs, and pioneers who call these islands home. Ideal for any travel enthusiast or history buff looking for a compelling read about culture and history in the place they intend to travel to.

I have a new destination to add to my bucket list after reading this lovely book about the Leeward islands. Written from a travellers point of view not a tourist one, The history and myths of the individual islands that make up the Leeward islands is so well described. The discovery of the flora & fauna, geography, people, culture and food has given this book a real insight to current life on the Islands. Loved this travel book which has left me wanting to explore Monserrat with my camera and create my own experience.

by NetGalley review

This book was good as it not only told of Caribbean vacations but also added lots of historic facts of some more obscure islands. Most other books have a fictional plot based in the Caribbean where this was non fiction.. I especially loved the authors visit to Anguilla, having been there myself multiple times.

by NetGalley review

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