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Island Life Hardcover – 8 Oct 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books; 01 edition (8 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862054894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862054899
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 2.4 x 28.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,023,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

India Hicks is the daughter of the late David Hicks and granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten. After working for 10 years as a model in Paris and New York, she went to live in the Bahamas with David Flint Wood who had escaped from a career in advertising to run an eight-room hotel. They have two sons and live an idyllic life on the tiny but devastatingly beautiful Harbour Island. Their houses have been used as locations for fashion shoots by Vogue, LL Bean, J. Crew and Ralph Lauren among others. India Hicks still works as a fashion model and both she and David graced 50-foot billboards across America in the latest Banana Republic ad campaign. India also writes interiors features for House Beautiful, US. David Loftus is one of the UK's leading photographers. His work regularly appears in leading glossy magazines and he is well-known for his work with chefs including Jamie Oliver and Tamsin Day Lewis.

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I found this book an absolute dream. The pictures are superb and the text is so unpretentious and simple. I loved the way the family has created such a simple and beautiful house (or houses) unlike so many of the gaudy mansions of the rich that inhabit the Bahamas.

I have visited Harbor Island and the lifestyle appears so slow and easy that it really appears to be a paradise. India points out though that there is a price to be paid. The climate does make it difficult to maintain property.

In summary, I loved the book, the words and the pictures and I read it from cover to cover in a little under two days. It left we wanting a simpler, more balanced life and sunshine!
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Wonderful book,that lets you dream of a simplier island life.Evocative photos and text,all beautifully styled;wether you want this book as a reference to home decorating or just to let yourself drift away in the imagery,it is a great book .....and a lot cheaper than booking a holiday to a tropical island !
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