Author: Eileen Gentle
Synopsis: “The most outstanding characteristic of Grenada is its beauty,” writes Eileen Gentle. And behind the beauty of this Spice Island in the West Indies lies a fascinating history. In the 1800s, the author’s ancestors settled in this tiny outpost of the British Empire. Her account of the ensuing years encompasses estate life under British rule and the often-bloody struggle for independence.
As family members are now scattered, the author wanted to acquaint her grandchildren with the life and times of four generations of their Grenada ancestors. Eileen Gentle has written not only a memoir, but a story of the island, with glimpses of the cultural and social life, education, economics, agriculture, architecture, government and politics. As her husband, Alan, a member of the Colonial Police Service, held positions in St. Vincent, Jamaica and Trinidad, life in these and other islands is also described.
Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir, Travel
Published in: 1999
No. of Pages: 144