February 19, 2018

Anne – Part 42

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “…..but for a girl like Anne? No.” She bore the fault-findings cheerfully, promising to do better another time. For they all found fault with her, the boys loudly, Tita quietly, but with a calm pertinacity that always gained its little point.  Even Miss Lois thought […]

Anne – Part 41

 We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “always one could hear the rustling and laughing of the forest” And yet there was nothing resembling the lowland heats in this atmosphere, for all the time a breeze blew, ruffling the Straits, and bearing the vessels swiftly on to the east and the west […]

Anne – Part 40

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “the crying evil of the country to-day is that the boys are not trained” But as he grows old he notices that Jane is always quiet when the peach-trees are in bloom, and that gray-haired sister Catherine always bends down her head and weeps silently […]

Story Time Tour with children’s authors and illustrators

This May, Books & Books launched a Story Time Tour that gives children the opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators of their favourite books in an effort to promote a love of reading among Cayman’s youth. The series kicked off with two fun-filled events featuring celebrated children’s author and illustrator team Katie and Jerry […]

Anne – Part 39

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “I don’t think I should have made him at all if I couldn’t have made him better.” “I shall not go one step, even now, unless you promise to write regularly, Annet,” said Rast, the evening before his departure, as they stood together on the […]

Anne – Part 38

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “Now came the parting. Rast was to leave the island” “A promise.” “To be magnificently fulfilled in the future?” “That depends upon fate, madam; or rather circumstances.” “For my part, I would rather be fulfilled, although not perhaps magnificently, than remain even the most glorious […]

The Cayman Conspiracy comes to light after 21 years

As a young writer, David Shibli, was disaffected with his work and became homeless on the streets of New York City after gambling away his last few dollars and chasing a dream to be published. It was thought that his last manuscript was lost forever but 21 years later it made its way back to […]

Anne – Part 37

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “he must go away and live his life” Rast’s spirits rose, and he began to laugh, and to drag his companion along at a rapid pace. They reached the edge of the hill, and the steep descent opened before them; the girl’s remonstrances were in […]

Anne – Part 36

We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson “Annet. You are like a stone.” “Then throw me away.” At that early season the passengers were seldom pleasure-travellers, and therefore they endured the delay philosophically. It is only the real pleasure-traveller who has not one hour to spare. The steamers Anne now watched were […]

Eva Ritvo shares her prescription for looking and feeling beautiful

South Beach psychiatrist and author Dr. Eva Ritvo is at Books & Books on Thursday, September 8 at 7pm for a discussion and signing of her inspirational guide book, The Beauty Prescription: The Complete Formula for Looking and Feeling Beautiful, which she co-wrote with her friend, Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Debra Luftman. This is one […]