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BOOKS & WRITINGS 
- Collections and Recollections

Articles & Reviews

Ins & Outs of St. Vincent & the Grenadines 2017
  A beautifully produced glossy magazine, full of articles, information, great photos - and an excellent Bequia section. Published annually. Available from all SVG Tourism Offices, and hotels, villas, guest houses, businesses and the Bequia Tourism Assocation office. 
The magazine can also be ordered online from www.barbadosbooks.com


Holiday Bequia

Holiday Bequia 2016
  A handy sized comprehensive guide to Bequia and Bequia businesses, packed full of information. Published annually. Available from all SVG Tourism Offices, and everywhere once you get to Bequia. A must for visitors.

2016 On-line Version - click here

West Indies Publishing
Publishers of vibrant Caribbean magazines including 'Holiday Bequia' and other publications.


Bequia Sweet, Sweet, by Pat Mitchell
bequia MacMillan, 1994, 
ISBN 0-333-60952-2

  A tribute and guide to the island of Bequia in the St. Vincent & Grenadines. Fully illustrated with detailed text; an excellent, sensitive and perceptive overview.


Bequia Reflections, by Julie Savage Lea
MacMillan Education Ltd., 1999 
ISBN 0-333-73838-1

  A delightful collection of the artist's studies of Bequia and its people. 
Julie Lea has been a visitor to the island since 1978. She is now a permanent resident, with a house at Spring and an art studio in Belmont. Her affection for her island home radiates from every page.
BRING HOME THE COLOR!

julieslea@yahoo.com
www.juliesavagelea.com
Tel: (784) 455 4677

julie lea


Tales of Bequia, by Thomas Carl Thomsen
tales of bequia Cross River Press, 1988
ISBN 0-945288-00-X 

An intimate and very personal collection of accounts and anecdotes about Bequia and its people, by one of the island's earliest "expat" residents. 



Clean Sweet Wind:
Sailing Craft of the Lesser Antilles, by Douglas Pyle

Easy Reach Press, Maryland, 1981 

  A fascinating look at the history of boat-building throughout the Lesser Antilles with detailed accounts of the still surviving boat-building and whaling traditions on Bequia. Out of print, but well worth searching for.


clean sweet wind


Alone in the West Indies, by Frederick Fenger
Privately published, 1917
old Bill Wallace

Whaler "Old Bill" Wallace (left) 
and the author on Bequia c. 1914

Another one for history and sailing buffs. Sometimes the (then) all too accurate colonial attitude startles today's reader, but the writing never fails to give an extrordinarily vivid sense of the recent, but nevertheless long vanished past. 

  Reproduced in full, with contemporary photographs and illustrations on line: 
www.ambergriscaye.com/pages/mayan/alone_contents.html


Blows, Mon, Blows!
A history of Bequia Whaling by Nathalie Ward
blow Gecko Productions, 
Woods Hole, Maryland, 1995 

A slim volume, but packed full of information, especially concerning the families of Bequia's illustrious "Old Bill" Wallace and "Pa" Ollivierre, and their contribution to the development of whaling on the island.

Adventures in the Trade Wind, by Richard Dey

Offshore Press, 2010
ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-4363-9437-6;
Softcover 978-4363-9436-9

The Story of Morris Nicholson, pioneer charterboat skipper, and of yacht chartering in the West Indies in the half-century after the Second World War. Includes chapters on the post-war development of Bequia, where Nicholson built a home and eventually retired.

Dey has also written Selected Bequia Poems, many of them first published in leading American magazines.
(Offshore Press, 2009) ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-4363-3062-6

www.RichardDey.com
rdeyop@gmail.com 

Adventures in the Tradewinds

Poetry from Bequia, by Silma Duncan
Privately published

  Bequian poet Silma Duncan works as a security officer at Bequia airport.
   Her delightful poems reflect a wide range of subjects and concerns - departing passengers often are entertained with an impromptu recitation after passing through security control!

ARTICLES & REVIEWS

Bequia rated top "Crusoe Island", The Daily Telegraph, UK - October 2017

Bequia in The Sunday Telegraph, UK - October 2017

Bequia in The Sunday Times, UK - October 2014

Bequia in The Sunday Times, UK

ABTA Travel Magazine January 2012

Bequia n the New York Magazine

Bequia in the New York Times

Bequia in the Daily Telegraph, UK

Bequia by a cruise ship lecturer 1


Bequia by a cruise ship lecturer 2

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