The Cuban Missus Crisis

by David M. Addison



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/1/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 438
ISBN : 9781504942935
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 438
ISBN : 9781504942942
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 438
ISBN : 9781504942959

About the Book

In this humorous travelogue round Cuba, the hapless author suffers from both urban myths and his Missus (aka the Drinks Police). The first he debunks as they occur; the crises his Missus causes, or would have caused but for his timely intervention, are a more serious matter. Acutely aware that Cuba is certain to change in the near future and probably radically, award-winning author David M. Addison was anxious to experience the country as it is now, under communism and Castro. Apart from describing what daily life is like for ordinary Cubans, he also delves into Cuba’s past – from the original inhabitants and post-Columbian conquest to the Wars of Independence and the Bay of Pigs and its aftermath. On the literary trail, Addison pays homage to Hemingway as he follows in his footsteps. And if that should necessitate a visit to a bar or two, that can’t be helped. It’s not a lame excuse for a bar crawl despite what the Drinks Police may think. It goes without saying that in Cuba you can’t avoid classic cars and cigars but the author also takes a close look at Cuba’s art and architecture, flora and fauna and not least, the country’s other most famous product – rum. Another cause for a crisis as far as the Missus is concerned. A mine on all aspects of Cuban culture both past and present, this is useful background reading for anyone intending a visit to Cuba as well as being a handy accompaniment to your guidebook when you go. Or, if armchair travelling is more your thing, pour yourself a glass of rum or mix a mojito and learn and laugh your way round Cuba.

About the Author

Award-Winning author David M. Addison wasn’t born yesterday, in Banff, and now lives in central Scotland with his carer. When he manages to slip out on his own, he will most likely be tracked down hunting for bargains in the wines and spirits aisle of the supermarket or imbibing real ales in his local hostelry. Away from his laptop, he relaxes by playing rough games with his grandchildren or taking them to the park where you might see him sliding down the chute or on the swings.