Author and BBC broadcaster Julian Armfield came to Barbados for ten days, met and married a Bajan beauty, and stayed forever. He quickly discovered that life on a vibrant Caribbean island was going to be hugely different to that in a sleepy English village. Narrated in an infectious upbeat rhythm, Absolutely Barbados follows the fiercely curious author around the island as he explores and embraces every aspect of Barbados’ lifestyle, culture and heritage, meeting a host of beguiling characters along the way. Julian’s compelling story will enchant, amuse and enlighten anyone who lives in Barbados, Bajans abroad and all those who come to visit either on holiday or to work on this gem of the Caribbean Sea.
Armfield said: “I was fascinated by the challenge of an outsider becoming an insider and now feel that I am almost a Bajan myself. My hope is that Absolutely Barbados will serve as a reminder to readers of why we all love Barbados so much and bring a smile to people’s faces. The book is pitched at Bajans living here and abroad, visitors and newcomers who come here to work.”