Grenada has been the subject of the works of many authors and here we bring you a selection of what we consider to be some of the most fascinating reads.
If you want to read these whilst you are staying on the island, be sure to order them and take delivery prior to leaving home. Available from Amazon and other quality book vendors.
.Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique – Paul Crask
A must read for first time travellers to Grenada. You ‘ll discover the facts and the how-tos when it comes to island history, getting around, what to do, see and buy. Mr Crask has pulled out all the stops to make this guide book an essential companion for visitors. Look out for the 2nd edition – published in 2012 for the latest information.
Grenada: A History of It’s People – Beverley A Steele
If you’re a bit of a history buff then you’ll want to read this during your trip. Find out about what atrocities happened at Carib’s Leap, why the island has a connection with Ireland and local stories through the ages. It’s a jam packed record of Grenada’s past.
Unveiling Island Passion – Wendy Crawford-Daniel
Available on Kindle, this romantic docu-novel takes readers from Brooklyn to Grenada as the writer documents all that happens when she met a man from the Spice Island and spent time there. One reviewer commented, “feelings of nostalgia, passion and comedy are ever present, in the accurate depiction of the Grenadian lifestyle.”
Hutch – Charlotte Breese
Mixed reviews have come out from this book about Leslie Hutchinson. However it could still be worth a read if you are interested in finding out about the Gouyave born cocktail singer of the 1920s who is alleged to have had an affair with Lady Mountbatten and Tallulah Bankhead amongst others.
The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating and Island Life – Ann Vanderhoof
Read about how Ann travelled the islands of the Caribbean learning about local food, people and having her own delightful adventures. Vanderhoof won the hearts of local people and was invited into their kitchens to learn the nuances of Caribbean cooking. This books makes an excellent addition to any cookery book collection.
A-Z of Grenada Heritage – John Angus Martin
Billed as more than just a political history, this book provides factual information on the culture and environmental factors that have contributed to the Grenada of today. Heavily illustrated and easy to read, this book provides information that goes under the skin of the spice isle.