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"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight..." Robertson Davies

"How to Buy and Sell Real Estate in the Bahamas"

An experienced real estate investor gives step-by-step advice about buying and selling real estate in the Bahamas, including local laws and practices, pitfalls to avoid, and tips for saving money. Experts from each major Bahamian island describe the communities and developments on their island, what real estate is available in each, and at what price. By Matt Simon, developer of Buttonwoods Estates north of Governors Harbour in Eleuthera

Book Description: 'More Talkin' Bahamian' gives an insight into the language of everyday Bahamians, and gives a good belly laugh to common sayings on the street. It contains dictionary entries and proverbs


"THE ELUSIVE BEACHES OF ELEUTHERA", by Eleuthera natives, Geoff and Vicki Wells. Brand new edition, improved, and in color!! THE definitive book on beaches in Eleuthera; vivid descriptions, and location of all the known, and not-so-well known beaches on this beautiful Bahamian Out Island, using GPS for all you internet wunderkind. Lots of beaches in Eleuthera are hidden, but this books gives you directions on how to get to them. A 2007 edition. Buy it, if you are an beach lover, and going to Eleuthera. I have been to beaches in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Panama, Grand Cayman, Florida, California, Dominnican Republic, and Eleuthera has the best, by far, due to their sand quailtiy (pink), and the gin-clear warm waters.


In 1943, Alfred de Marigny was accused of the murder of his millionaire father-in-law, Sir Harry Oakes, in Eleuthera, in a place later Club Med. Although properly acquitted following a sensational trial, de Marigny was deported, his reputation and marriage to Nancy Oakes in ruins. In this book, de Marigny names the person he believes murdered Oakes, and he charges the Duke of Windsor, the governor of the Bahamas at the time, with being instrumental in framing him for the crime. The Oakes case continues to generate interest, as indicated by a recent ABC-TV mini-series and by books such as James Leasor's Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes? ( LJ 10/15/83). Given its persuasive opinions, this account is essential reading for followers of the case. - Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis

Lonely Planet Guide books are considered by some to be the best "street-wise" travel books, and this one takes us through the Bahamas, in every major island, including Eleuthera, and the Turks and Caicos


The Ephemeral Islands: A Natural History of the Bahamas (Paperback) by David Campbell


Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Bahamas 2006 features gorgeous color photos of the magnificent pink-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and island experiences that await you. Inside you'll get complete details on the major resort areas of Nassau, Cable Beach, Paradise Island, and Freeport/Lucaya, with candid reviews of the best resorts, restaurants, casinos, and attractions. Then we'll take you to the Out Islands, where you can find the perfect place to get away from it all on a your own stretch of secluded white sand. In every destination, you'll find complete details on beaches, snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, golf, and other active adventures--plus the best beach bars and the top restaurants for authentic, spicy island cuisine. Whether you want an elegant honeymoon hideaway or an affordable family resort, Frommer's Bahamas 2006 can help you plan the island getaway that's right for you. You'll even get a color fold-out map, a complete cruise guide, and tips on find the best package deals.


From the Back Cover: The Bahamas Fly-Fishing Guide is a comprehensive guide to fly fishing and adventure travel in the Bahamas - with detailed information on lodges, guides, services, tackle, flies, tactics, diving, snorkeling, and adventure travel. The Bahamian fishery is thoroughly examined, along with historical, geographical, and cultural information that introduces the larger world of the islands. Graced with truly exceptional maps, as well as photographs of all the major locations in the Bahamas, this book is a must for anyone - fly fisher or not - planning a trip to this exquisite part of the world. (6 X 9, 268 pages, color photos, b&w photos, maps)


From the Back Cover: Inagua is the adventurous story of a scientific expedition begun by chance and misfortune when Gilbert Klingel and his partner were shipwrecked on the coral reef of Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas. While his partner chose to return to the comforts of home, Klingel decided to stay and study the wildlife of land, lake and sea. Part natural history, part adventure, part memoir, this long-forgotten classic is perfect for anyone who loves an exciting journey filled with wonder and discovery.


Caribbean Travel & LifeMagazine, June 15,1996: "Some of the most authentic Bahamian recipes. Bahama Mama's Cooking is filled with spicy ethnic foods and flavors." B. Cooper, Nassau Bahamas: "It is with great pleasure that I found [this book]. The variety of interesting recipes is truly a gastronomic delight." J. Jacobs, Austin, TX "This book I love... The Cononut Bread, Mama's Mango Salsa, Curried Pork and Pineapple and the drinks are delicious..." Book Description 140 recipes. Traditional Bahamian cooking is imaginative and creative, It offers something to suit all tastes. There are wonderful blends of spices in these delicious breads, vegetarian meals, side dishes, salads, appetizers, meats, beverages, soups and desserts. Simple to prepare.


The Conch Book: All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Queen Conch, from Gestation to Gastronomy (Paperback) by Dee Carstarphen The Caribbean Compass, January, 2000: This sumptuously illustrated and exhaustively researched book tells you everything you'll ever need to know about the Queen Conch. Islands Magazine, November, December 1996: THE CONCH BOOK is guaranteed to make an honorary conchologist out of anyone - and whet your taste for the mollusk. Book Description: Lavishly illustrated with pen & ink drawings, The Conch Book tells the life story of the beautiful pink-lipped shellfish that is a staple of West Indian cuisine. History, mariculture, Bahamian conching techniques, cleaning and cooking the conch are all included.


Book Description Chance the Tide provides valuable information for a winter cruise to the Bahamas. Mowbray covers the major decisions of choosing the right yacht and equipping it properly. He also provides the reader with many valuable tips to make the trip easier. Most of this information was acquired by personal experience and cannot be found in cruising guides or other sources generally available to those wishing to travel down the Intracoastal Waterway and across the Gulf Stream to cruise to the Bahamas for the entire winter. Before you know it you will be navigating your way to a beautiful island paradise. All of the author's secrets and knowledge will make this journey one that you will always remember, and most likely do several times. This book gives you all the tools you need to plan your journey. Follow the guidelines it provides and you will be more than prepared to...Chance the Tide.


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