Pointe Baptiste is an atmospheric holiday home built in the 1930s by a Scottish adventurer and novelist...
Few holiday homes in the Caribbean are as atmospheric as Pointe Baptiste, says Polly Pattullo in the Guardian. Perched on a promontory on the north coast of Dominica - "that wildest of Caribbean islands" - it was built in the Thirties by the "remarkable" writer and "adventurer" Elma Napier. She was a Scottish aristocrat who fell completely for the island's "mysterious charm", as she called it, remaining at Point Baptiste with her husband and children until her death in 1973. There, she wrote novels, got involved in politics (she was the first woman ever elected to a Caribbean legislature) and reflected on island life in articles for the Manchester Guardian.
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