Bask in the Beauty of the Virgin Islands with Golden, Echoing Chimes Of Our Heritage

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Author Quincy F. Lettsome, PH.D. pens a breathtaking poem-lyric collection in fourth Virgin Verses Anthology

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Xlibris releases the fourth publication of Virgin Verses in the form of poems and lyrics with Golden, Echoing Chimes Of Our Heritage. With fifty of the most breathtaking poems and lyrics that represent each of the fifty years, these are crafted to soothe the soul and accentuate the enigmatic splendor of the Virgin Islands.

A stunning showcase of brilliant writing panache and wit, this amazing creation commemorates the Golden Jubilee or fiftieth anniversary of Virgin Verses. It also highlights some of the important events that took place in the history and are part of the Cultural Heritage of the Virgin Islands.

Eloquent and entertaining, this anthology is grouped into five main sections: Children’s Poems; Nature Poems; General Poems; Cultural Poems; and Celebratory Poems. While some poems take readers on poetic wings to simple child-like imagery, some readers may be in panoramic awe to nature’s beauteous wonders while reliving historical milestones of the Virgin Isles.

Author and poet Quincy F. Lettsome, PH.D. fascinatingly takes readers for a cruise to the Virgin Islands with this superb concoction of art and talent, Golden, Echoing Chimes Of Our Heritage. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Quincy F. Lettsome, PH.D. is a native of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where he received his early education and as a student began writing poems in 1956. He began his teaching career in 1961 and attended a College in Antigua. In 1969, he published Virgin Verses 1: The Originals. In 1972, he completed undergraduate studies at the University Of New Castle Upon Tyne (UK). In 1976, he published Virgin Verses II: Selected Poems and Lyrics. In 1977, he completed a M.Ed. Degree in Curriculum Development at Manchester University (UK) and his Thesis contributed to knowledge. He presented an Anthology to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in 1977.

He worked in the Education System of the Virgin Islands for over forty years, as Principal of the Cane Garden Bay School and Road Town School, Deputy Principal BVI High School and served as Chief Education Officer, including President of the BVI Teachers Union for eighteen years. He introduced the idea for World Teachers Day, in Geneva during 1982. In 1984, he published Virgin Verses III: Sunlit Voices of Our Destiny. In 1991, he completed a Ph.D. Degree in Curriculum Development at Hull University (UK). In 2004, the BVI Tourist Board launched his book, Virgin Islands August Monday and Festivals. He is now a consultant and he has witnessed Virgin Verses evolved to be an extensive Creative Cluster which observed its Golden Jubilee during 2006/07.

Golden, Echoing Chimes Of Our Heritage * by Quincy F. Lettsome, PH.D.
Virgin Verses IV: Golden Jubilee Anthology (1956/57-2006/07)
Publication Date: June 21, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 120 pages; 978-1-4415-4061-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 120 pages; 978-1-4415-4062-1

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at

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