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“Beyond Relaxed – Montserrat, and precious times

Beyond-Relaxed-CoverA new book capturing vacation moments on Montserrat has been published, titled, “Beyond Relaxed: Precious Time in Montserrat”. Angie Dawson and husband, Derek Jensen co-authored the book, the result of what began with their first visit to Montserrat in 2008, and over four later visits  when they compiled all photographs and information. Beyond Relaxed is their first book – one they say, “was inspired by the island itself.”

The trip began out of the authors’ desire after “…the next step for us toward a better, more authentic vacation seemed to be renting an island villa.” That led to a search, which ended up with Derek asking, “How would you like to go to a little island in the Caribbean called Montserrat?” That information is captured more in the Introduction to the book in some detail.

The publication captures the vacation on Montserrat in over 200 island photographs and descriptions, which in their own description of the book they found, “a ntural, un-commercialized tropical island, quietly inspiring as you learn about the effects of the famous and the still active, Sourfriere Hills Volcano, and the power of nature that caused the unstoppable destruction of….the island’s capital city.”

The writers’ desire is that residents and Montserratians in particular, “will enjoy seeing the familiar people and places within the pages.”

They feel privileged to have, “come and know Montserrat,” hoping also that they have been able to show Montserrat in a “positive way.”

The book which also features Montserrat’s connection to Sir George Martin producer of the Beetles, is released at a time when Sir George had not long released a book, a copy of which, was donated to the cause of an initiative by Governor Adrian Davis’ wife Sujue, on behalf of the Montserrat Red Cross branch. The book on “the History of Abbey Road Studios”, is an illustrated book depicting artists from Von Karajan to Paul McCartney, who is mentioned in the book ‘Beyond Relaxed’.

Readers of “… Precious Time in Montserrat”, will get an opportunity to learn about Montserrat, an important place in music history and see the risk of some of the most popular artists and albums documented in the recordings of Air studios Montserrat.

A copy of this book will provide those who like to, “fully relax on vacation and decompress from the pressure of living in a fast pace consumer culture.” It further describes Montserrat as “a peaceful, safe, luring Caribbean island of interesting people, history and places.”

The two give a hint at more books as they say they are currently travel-working and taking lots of photographs along the way, reminding that their favorite Montserrat song is, Beloved Montserrat, by Rick Tyson.

The book will be available on Island at regular book stores, and otherwise, people can find the e-book version and the softcover online by searching the book title.  It is being carried by several online retailers such as Google, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc.  The softcover is SRP $31.99 and the e-book is SRP $7.99.

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Beyond-Relaxed-CoverA new book capturing vacation moments on Montserrat has been published, titled, “Beyond Relaxed: Precious Time in Montserrat”. Angie Dawson and husband, Derek Jensen co-authored the book, the result of what began with their first visit to Montserrat in 2008, and over four later visits  when they compiled all photographs and information. Beyond Relaxed is their first book – one they say, “was inspired by the island itself.”

The trip began out of the authors’ desire after “…the next step for us toward a better, more authentic vacation seemed to be renting an island villa.” That led to a search, which ended up with Derek asking, “How would you like to go to a little island in the Caribbean called Montserrat?” That information is captured more in the Introduction to the book in some detail.

The publication captures the vacation on Montserrat in over 200 island photographs and descriptions, which in their own description of the book they found, “a ntural, un-commercialized tropical island, quietly inspiring as you learn about the effects of the famous and the still active, Sourfriere Hills Volcano, and the power of nature that caused the unstoppable destruction of….the island’s capital city.”

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The writers’ desire is that residents and Montserratians in particular, “will enjoy seeing the familiar people and places within the pages.”

They feel privileged to have, “come and know Montserrat,” hoping also that they have been able to show Montserrat in a “positive way.”

The book which also features Montserrat’s connection to Sir George Martin producer of the Beetles, is released at a time when Sir George had not long released a book, a copy of which, was donated to the cause of an initiative by Governor Adrian Davis’ wife Sujue, on behalf of the Montserrat Red Cross branch. The book on “the History of Abbey Road Studios”, is an illustrated book depicting artists from Von Karajan to Paul McCartney, who is mentioned in the book ‘Beyond Relaxed’.

Readers of “… Precious Time in Montserrat”, will get an opportunity to learn about Montserrat, an important place in music history and see the risk of some of the most popular artists and albums documented in the recordings of Air studios Montserrat.

A copy of this book will provide those who like to, “fully relax on vacation and decompress from the pressure of living in a fast pace consumer culture.” It further describes Montserrat as “a peaceful, safe, luring Caribbean island of interesting people, history and places.”

The two give a hint at more books as they say they are currently travel-working and taking lots of photographs along the way, reminding that their favorite Montserrat song is, Beloved Montserrat, by Rick Tyson.

The book will be available on Island at regular book stores, and otherwise, people can find the e-book version and the softcover online by searching the book title.  It is being carried by several online retailers such as Google, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc.  The softcover is SRP $31.99 and the e-book is SRP $7.99.