Inspired by her horoscope’s prediction of an “abundant future” in a new job, Sylvia the 18-year-old daughter of a single mother is hired second cook at Bermuda’s Ravello Gardens Guesthouse.
Edith Thompson, the tight fisted spinster who owns the guesthouse, sends Sylvia to the Hamilton market everyday to purchase the food her cook requires for the evening meal.
During her daily trips to the city, Sylvia runs into Annie Craig, an old acquaintance who once dated Edith Thompson’s brother. When the librarian suggests Sylvia might be related to the Thompson family because of her freckles, she sets out to find her father.
About the Author:
Before leaving his home in Bermuda to enter Ryerson’s School of Journalism, Ernest
waited on tables at the Belmont Manor Hotel, serving such notables as Jennifer Jones, Robert
Newton, Eugene O’Neill, Somerset Maughm, Sir David Meek and host of others.
During the course of his studies he interviewed many celebrities for the college newspaper.
Former heavyweight Joe Louis, Crooner Billy Daniels, singers Billy Daniels, singers Bill Kenny of of the Ink Spots, Ethel Waters, Nellie Lutcher and Vic Damone were among the lot.
Hired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he was their first black reporter and
Covered many events in and out the country for 36 years. He also taught broadcast
Journalism at John Abbott College. Ernest was named a “Headliner” by Ryerson University’s
School of Journalism for making a mark in his journalism career.