This is West Indian life as you may never have seen it before. An intimate portrait of the island’s peoples. There’s Honey Lady Cynthia, ‘Moose’ and his honesty bar, Sir George Martin and his Air Studios, the tiler who brews his very own mango ‘poteen’, Victor’s garage that sells Bibles alongside brake pads and the goat herd who heard the mountain ‘groanin’ many months before the volcano blew.
LOVED IT!!! Didn’t want it to end!
And I loved the illustrations, with little clues for those of us…”
I am completely full of admiration of your brilliant writing.”
‘Jumbie’ ghosts are everywhere, as are the Masquerade dancers, whose vibrant costumes and heady rhythms take you back in time.
You’ll join in the St. Patrick’s Day week-long Festival, held to celebrate Montserrat’s unique association with Ireland and you won’t be able to resist taking part in the ‘jump up’.
Despite the hardship and uncertainty, Montserratians remain optimistic. They never say ‘goodbye’, rather ‘I go to come back’, which is what I hope you’ll want to do with this book.
Before setting up Electric Airwaves and Ladbroke Radio, Sarah was well-known as a radio and television presenter, on programmes as diverse as “GOING PLACES” with Barry Norman and “THE NIGHT IS YOUNG” with Tony Palmer on LBC.
Sarah and John have two grown up sons and four grandchildren and divide their time between the Caribbean island of Montserrat and London.