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10 Virgin Islands reads

April 8, 2012

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I love to read and I love the Virgin Islands. Here are 10 of my favorite Virgin Islands books. The Night of the Silent Drums John L. Anderson Rome: Mapes Monde, 1992 The Night of the Silent Drums is the story of the 1733 slave rebellion on St. John, told through the eyes of a […]

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The Way We Were: BVI culture in days gone by

October 13, 2011

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Fritz Henle photograph

Who has not entertained a fantasy of quitting your job and living the simple life on a quiet tropical island? Living in a house you built by hand, surviving off the bounty of sea and land, warmed by the love of your family. If you’d like to ponder this particular dream a bit longer, pick […]

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The Story of the Boulders: Virgin Gorda’s Enchanting Baths National Park

October 9, 2011

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The Baths

War journalist Martha Gellhorn visited Virgin Gorda in 1942 as part of a Caribbean tour to assess World War II’s impact on the region. She observed that on this peaceful isle even the concept of war seemed unreal. Gellhorn spent an afternoon at the Baths and described it like this in her memoir, Travels With Myself […]

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Island cooking at home: an adventure with St. Croix’s newest cookbook

September 26, 2011

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September is a good time to cook at home. Many restaurants in the Virgin Islands cut back hours or close altogether. The doldrums of the tourist season and the height of the hurricane threat are a good time to for many in the industry to take a much-needed break. But we still have to eat, […]

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Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys

August 21, 2011

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I came across Jean Rhys’ 1934 novel, Voyage in the Dark, in a used bookshop several months ago and read it during a recent trip to St Croix. I had read and enjoyed Rhys’ best-known work, Wide Sargasso Sea, previously. At 187 pages Voyage …  is a fast read but the images and language are […]

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