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Life Long Ago

Kings-SVG Publishers, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, announces the publication of  Caribbean Short Stories: Life Long Ago by Rosa Veeta.

The new book is a collection of fifteen short stories fashioned around the lives of Caribbean youths, particularly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in the nineteen forties, fifties and sixties. 
The story titles are: 1. My First Day at School 2. Holidaying with Grandma 3.Playing Truant 4. Fun with Uncle Josiah Boyd 5.Childhood Pranks 6. My Step Dad 7. Growing Up Poor 8. Nine Days Before Christmas 9. Roger’s Wishes10. Riding on the Bus Long Ago 11. Uncle Thaddeus and His Family 12. River Side Cooks 13. Change of Heart 14. Mocked Hangings 15. Some Parables.
In “Riding on a Bus Long Ago”, you will delight in the melodrama of those who ventured on to a bus in the early days, travelling from the countryside to the city in SVG. The author has used her vivid memories and experiences to craft out aspects of her childhood years.  Each story encapsulates events that took place in and around her life. Older readers are sure to find in these pages many nostalgic occurrences from their own lives. Younger readers are in for a delightful history lesson on the Vincentian/Caribbean culture and life long ago. 

The author, who uses the pseudonym, Rosa Veeta, was a dedicated primary school educator for 39 years. She started writing from the age of eight. She enjoys nature and is very active in her flower and vegetable gardens (her favourite hobby). She resides in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with her younger daughter and her dog, Josh.


The retail price of the book (paperback, 133 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9889556-0-8) is US$12.95 plus shipping and handling (US$3.50 in the US, US$5.00 to Canada and US $10.00 to the Caribbean and the United Kingdom, by airmail).

To order, please send your name, address and payment (check
or money order payable to Baldwin King) to: Baldwin King, P. O. Box 702, Madison, NJ 07940, USA. You may also place your order at: website: (Click on Bookstore). email:  

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