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.
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.
Education Ltd., 1999
collection of the artist's studies of Bequia and its
|Cross River Press,
An intimate and very personal collection of accounts and anecdotes about Bequia and its people, by one of the island's earliest "expat" residents.
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.
Bill" Wallace (left)
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:
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;
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
poet Silma Duncan worked as a security
officer at Bequia airport for many years.
Her delightful poems reflect a wide range of
subjects and concerns and departing
passengers were often entertained with an
impromptu recitation after passing through