Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manleys - Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family - and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair. This is a world vividly recreated for us, and an intimate, captivating memoir of the people who changed Jamaica's intellectual, social, and cultural landscape for all time.
Winner of the 1997 the Governor General's Award for Non-fiction.Review -
'A sensitive and invaluable memoir, admirable in its reticence and accurate in its mood.' - Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Review #2 -
'Vividly, enchantingly described.' - The Toronto Star