Pictorial Of 1963 a Landmark Of St.Martin’s Book Signing, Next Signing On December 4th


The second and revised edition of the historic book 1963: A landmark Year in St. Martin is here. This edition is a gem, which differs from the first edition in several ways. It is a beautiful treasure, professionally laid out in a handy format with glossy paper and numerous coloured photos depicting St. Martin and St. Martin families in the olden days.


In this book, historian Daniella Jeffry gives an explanation on how St. Martin became one of the top Caribbean tourist destinations. The book defines the year 1963 as the beginning of the tourism development on the island of St. Martin and as the transition year between an agricultural, rural economy and a commercial, tourist-oriented economy.

According to Daniella Jeffry, the tourism boom brought about an enormous influx of numerous immigrants from the neighbouring islands in search of work as well as the return to the island of St. Martin of waves of St. Martiners, who had migrated to the then prosperous islands to fill the new positions in the first banks, business administrations and government offices. The festive, gentle way of life of the native St. Martiners harmoniously blended with the burgeoning new economy, and greatly contributed to the success of the tourism industry.

In 1978, seven years before 1963, A landmark Year in St. Martin appeared as a fourteen-part series in the St. Maarten/St. Martin Newsday of Jose Lake Sr. Today, St. Martin is one of the top Caribbean destinations. 1963, A Landmark Year in St. Martin gives readers a look at the island’s unique beauty, warm hospitality and friendliness of the native St. Martiners which includes delightful stories and photos.

The book can be obtained in soft and hard cover at the Van Dorp bookstores and also as an e-book from the publisher Xlibris, that is promoting the book as a great travel book for persons visiting the island. However, the book also has a tremendous educational and historical value for young and old as it captures several parts of the island that can no longer be found or recognized as a result of the unbridled tourism. With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, this book is a great Christmas gift.

On Tuesday December 4, 2012 Daniella Jeffry will be present at a booksigning event at Van Dorp Bookstore in Simpson Bay from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. to sign her books and to interact with the public.

To request a complimentary paperback to review copy, contact Xlibris at (888)795-4274 ext. 7879.

To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274

Ext. 7879 or contact Xlibris publishers via email:in**@xl*****.com