Elizabeth Cadiz Topp M.A. lives in Toronto and is a dual citizen of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. With a background in teaching and museum education at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she more recently turned to documentary filmmaking, most notably 70: Remembering a Revolution (2010), co-directed with Alex de Verteuil, and Jab: The Blue Devils of Paramin (2006). This is her first book.
'I really enjoyed the author's evocation of an extraordinary
woman. The story is written with great liveliness and clarity and
is fascinating on many levels - especially the mysteriousness of
love and the social history of both Britain and the Caribbean.'
-Dame Marina Warner
'The clarity of Elizabeth Topp's voice is so on point, I felt as if I was sipping a rum cocktail on a Trinidadian verandah whilst the author recounted this fascinating story of Dorothy and St. Yves de Verteuil. Exquisite descriptions of Trinidad and Tobago, especially the local wildlife and flora, put the reader firmly in the Caribbean, with the accounts of UK life illustrating perfectly a time past.' -Christine Lalla, film director