Another Bloody Tour: England in the West Indies, 1986

Another Bloody Tour: England in the West Indies, 1986

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0006372007

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Another Bloody Tour: England in the West Indies, 1986

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0006372007

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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sharply with his dark brown skin, and his entire face was lit by the penetrating bright blue eyes. His long, elegant fingers moved rhythmically to the soft cadences of his speech, and his hands shook alarmingly as he drank warm milk and honey. Prisoner of this feeble frame, he might be, but his mind and intellect still penetrated Sabatier-sharp: a brand-new Porsche engine in a 60s Cinquecento. The ideas and anecdotes flowed in a seamless continuum of conversation, only occasionally punctuated by

well-informed historian, and has produced a booklet on their Residence, Trafalgar House, one of the fifteen properties in the whole Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Estate to have been chosen as being of particular historical importance and of architectural merit. Martin is a gifted artist and an Oxford classicist, and we therefore spent a fascinating luncheon discussing common friends and foreign languages. Did you know, for instance, that you can still get by in Romania speaking Latin? The

narcissism. My shopping trip downtown was not entirely crowned with success. There is as much chance of locating Erno Laszlo cosmetics in Port of Spain as of locating a clear tactical strategy in an England team meeting. My police guard was an extremely affable Indian man, and the conversation turned naturally enough to the cricket. Without prompting he informed me that he, and indeed many members of the Indian community, would not only defy the Prime Minister’s injunctions to boycott the

requirements, and all in all is generally considered to boast an unequalled record of political and economic stability in the West Indies. It is probably also the most cricket-crazy Caribbean island, with a more than average quote of Bajans (Barbadians) playing representative cricket for the West Indies. In the pace department Joel Garner and Malcolm Denzil Marshall are two of Barbados’ favourite sons. And the well tried and tested West Indian opening batsmen Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge and

. . .’ It certainly beat our somewhat more plebeian passage on the Bajan Queen and its daytime equivalent, the Jolly Roger. Walking the plank, rope swinging and pirate weddings are fun for some in this Caribbean Clacton-on-Sea, but rather give me a tall 175-foot private ship, and a star to steer her by. That evening Phil and I had dinner with the secretary of the West Indian Board of Control, Steve Camacho, his wife Alison, and our friend from Jamaica, Patrick Rousseau. It is tragic that some of

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