Absolutely Barbados

One man's mission to discover the heart and soul
of a Caribbean paradise.

Absolutely Barbados

One man's mission to discover the heart and soul
of a Caribbean paradise.

Absolutely Barbados

One man's mission to discover the heart and soul
of a Caribbean paradise.

Absolutely Barbados

One man's mission to discover the heart and soul
of a Caribbean paradise.

  • About the Book

    Author and BBC broadcaster Julian Armfeld came to Barbados for ten days, met and married a Bajan lady, and stayed forever. His mission to discover the heart and soul of our island is captured in his newly published book Absolutely Barbados. Narrated in an upbeat rhythm, Absolutely Barbados, which is affordably priced at US$22.50, 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 on the way.

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What People are saying

  • “Julian writes exactly as if he is telling you a fascinating story over a convivial bottle of wine. The local patois is so well explained and with great insight. Julian has embraced Barbados life wholeheartedly and its exoticness and thoroughly down to earth characters have etched themselves into his heart.”

    Anna Sims-Hilditch, Wiltshire, England

  • “Exciting, lively and fantastic reading, containing much information that locals will be surprised they never knew about their island. It provides many laughs as the author races around the island enjoying exciting experiences and scenes. Get copies to send to your family and friends overseas – it’s a real treasure!”

    Edmund Bradshaw, Director General of the Barbados Red Cross

  • "I love Julian’s style of writing and am sure that the book will become a ‘must read’ for those living in Barbados as well as those planning to move there and those on vacation"

    Hugh Sims-Hilditch, Managing Director of Urathon, Republic of China

  • “Anyone who is fortunate enough to get their hands on this enchanting and amusing book will enjoy reading every word”

    Sir Everton de Courcy Weekes KCMG, GCM, OBE, LL.B (Hons), JP

  • “It’s a wonderful read but please don’t read it if your spouse is sleeping – the laughing out loud is sure to disturb.”

    Katie Hermant, Barbados

  • “An absolute joy and the most thorough introduction to Barbados for newcomers ever”

    James Elliot, CEO of Ellco Rentals Ltd, Barbados

'A dazzling reminder of everything we love about Barbados'

'A dazzling reminder of everything we love about Barbados'

'A dazzling reminder of everything we love about Barbados'

'A dazzling reminder of everything we love about Barbados'

About the Author

A lifelong passion for horse racing led to Julian’s first book, The Aintree Legend, which was published in 1988 as the official commemorative review of 150 years of the running of the Grand National, the world’s most famous steeplechase. In 2003, he wrote You Win Some, You Lose Some, the biography of legendary racehorse trainer Bill Marshall. In 1998 he was appointed as the racing expert for BBC World Service Radio, a role that led to Julian performing live outside broadcasts from 22 countries on four continents. He was one of the principal journalists for The Sporting Life newspaper for nineteen years and is now a contributor to Racing Post. As a feature writer for international consumer magazines, Julian has embraced a myriad of topics including travel, history, health, religion, education and cricket. An accomplished public speaker and coach, Julian also conducts broadcast training courses. Julian has homes in Barbados and England.

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  • Buy the book

    You can purchase your copy of Absolutely Barbados from bookshops in Barbados. You can also call our order hotline on +1(246) 844-0777 or for UK orders call 07778 247532.
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Get in touch

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Author

Julian Armfeld
Email: jft.armfield@virgin.net
Barbados: +1 (246) 844-0777
UK: 07778 247532

publisher

Miller Publishing Co. Ltd.
Edgehill, St. Thomas, Barbados
keith@millerpublishing.net
Tel: +1 (246) 421-6700

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