Bermuda 400 book published

Posted: November 18, 2009 in Bermuda, media

Book editor Meredith Ebbin and me at the City Hall launch.

It’s not often you can say you were part of history but I feel that way about Bermuda 1609-2009: 400 Years – 400 Portraits, which was finally published today.  I was one of the contributing editors for the book, edited by Meredtih Ebbin, which was one of the many projects carried out this year by the Bermuda 2009 Committee to mark 400 years of Bermuda’s settlement.

We started work on this book more than a year ago and I eventually ended up contributing about 60 of the potted biographies as well as longer pieces on some of Bermuda’s prominent families – Butterfield, Gosling, Gibbons (not related!), Gilbert and Williams. It was a lot of work and painstaking research but fascinating to do and I certainly learned a lot about Bermudian history along the way.  My congratulations to Meredith who did an absolutely heroic job pulling it all together and a special thanks to Ellen Hollis at the Bermuda Library who was incredibly patient and helpful with all my many requests for information.

If you’re interested in Bermuda, her people and its history, I hope you pick up a copy and find it as interesting to read as we did to work on it. The book is available islandwide, priced $60 (hardback) and $20 (soft cover).

Bermuda’s most prominent people honoured in book (Bermuda Sun)

Further reading: Bermuda Biographies

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