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Life On A Rock

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Paperback, 283 pages
Published (first published February 16th 2009)
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Mar 26, 2012 Joan rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
I have just read three books, different biographies of Bahama people and their adventures. I will group them together. This one is about a couple who managed on small isolated island at the north end of the Exumas with marina, repairs, rental accommodation, etc. The stories and knowledge of life here are fun.

Another favorite is Out-Island Doctor by Evans Cottman, who left life in the US as a teacher for adventure and found it. He bought 100 acres in Crocked Island, VERY isolated and far south Ba
Aug 27, 2012 Regina rated it liked it
This beautiful memoir recalls the often unrewarded energy a Bahamian couple exerts after leaving metropolitan Nassau to manage a small island in the Exumas of the Bahamas. It chronicles the trials of acting simultaneously as property managers, police officers, rescue workers, veterinarians, guides, shopkeepers, party planners, EMTs, and a host of other roles and responsibilities on a "rock" with limited access to the many services that are often taken for granted on the mainland and the more pop ...more
Mar 05, 2016 Kathy rated it it was amazing
It sounds like a dream job: managing Highborne Cay in the Exuma Islands near Nassau, Bahamas. Soft breezes, "island time", sunning, fishing, boating. I'll let the author tell you what sort of situations she & her husband faced during their five-year tenure: "We had captured burglars, wrapped a dead body in ice helped with illegal immigrants, salvaged boats on the rocks and attempted work in the medical profession." It was anything but easy, however, Peter & Kate Albury faced their unexpe ...more
Oct 24, 2014 Ilona rated it liked it
Indispensible for anyone contemplating an idealistic idyllic change of life to an island. I'm sure technology has changed and improved some aspects of the reality of island-living that the author relates here; but technology has also made us more dependent on internet access (not always a given on an island) - and technology is available to the bad guys too, and Albury gives us a fair insight into the dangerous criminal elements.
The grammar and punctuation aren't great; her writing style is eas
Mar 26, 2012 Matt rated it liked it
This book has a time and a place. I read "Life on a Rock" while vacationing in Abaco. Albury has some interesting perspective but the initial reviews that I read of this book was controversial. I did not get this opinion from her writing. I did however enjoy the adventures and the perspective of the writer. This book is written in journal-like format and could use some additional drama/suspense. If you put Albury's island stories in the hands of a gifted writer this could have been a bestseller. ...more
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Sep 24, 2012 Jeralyn Lash-Sands rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
I had the advantage of meeting the author, K.A. Albury prior to the publication of her book “Life on A Rock,” which was published in 2008. Ms. Albury is an enchanting person who has vividly captured her fascinating experiences of living on an island in The Bahamas. I truly enjoyed reading about her Out-Island Adventures and recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading about real life lived differently.
Jun 27, 2016 Calzean rated it did not like it
Did not grab me. It read like a diary.
A corporate husband and wife leave their jobs and takeover the running of a small island in the Bahamas. They had to work hard, had a hard owner and too much responsibility.
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