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Cecly Ann Mitchell :- 

Cecly Ann Mitchell is a Trinidadian novelist who has been writing short stories and novellas, since she was a student at secondary school. Her first novella “Return to Me” was written when she was 13 years old.

 

Mitchell decided to focus on writing historical fiction because she believed that a lot of important events and facts have been omitted from the written history of her native Trinidad and Tobago.

 

A meticulous research buff, writing Caribbean historical fiction has allowed her to merge her passion for research with her love for creative writing. In her novels she provides readers with historical fiction literature, exclusively for the Caribbean diaspora.

 

Her first published novel 'Le Noireau' tells the story of Scotland Bay and a family’s fight to retain their inheritance in that part of the country. The book began as her thesis and took a life of its own several years later, while interviewing Ms. Anita Tardieau, one of the original evacuees of the North West Peninsula in Trinidad.

 

Like most Trinidadians of her generation, Mitchell knew little of the history of the area, popularly called Chaguaramas and which is now a National Park. She decided the untold history of North West Peninsula must be told in a manner that will remain with Trinidadians.

 

Public Sector Communications consultant, Mitchell uses her daily experiences and interactions to create compelling characters for her novels. She then sets them into plots gleaned from little known snippets of Trinidad and Tobago history.

 

A descendent of the Jean Pierres of Guadeloupe, she continues to be fascinated by the history of the French Caribbean and its impact on their English speaking neighbours.

 

Mitchell’s work has been published in several Caribbean media, including Image magazine, Trinidad Express, Trinidad Guardian and the Independent newspapers. Her blog ‘Diary of the Uninhibited Diplomat’ is popular among readers of contemporary Caribbean literature. Mitchell was a NALIS First Time Author Awardee in 2011.

 

Her second novel ‘La Marin’ and her third book, “Madras Raja & Co” an anthology of short stories filled with the quirky characters with whom she has interacted while working in the public service in Trinidad; are now available for pre-order.


She is currently working on an exciting account of different types of pirates in the Caribbean entitled "Under the Reef".

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  • Le Noireau - The novel of Scotland Bay
    Le Noireau - The novel of Scotland Bay
  • La Marin - Captures the French creole lifestyle of Trinidad before the Americans came in 1941.
    La Marin - Captures the French creole lifestyle of Trinidad before the Americans came in 1941.
  • Madras Raja & Co - A tale of an East Indian professional making his way through Trinidad's emerging Public Service.
    Madras Raja & Co - A tale of an East Indian professional making his way through Trinidad's emerging Public Service.
  • Crooked Cabinet - Into whose pocket did the millions go?
    Crooked Cabinet - Into whose pocket did the millions go?
  • Kings of the Caribbean - Enjoy the on and off field antics of  Edward, George, Michael and Anthony Kings of the Caribbean.
    Kings of the Caribbean - Enjoy the on and off field antics of Edward, George, Michael and Anthony Kings of the Caribbean.
  • Three Rings - The first given in the name of the father, the second in the name of the son and the third in the name of matrimony.
    Three Rings - The first given in the name of the father, the second in the name of the son and the third in the name of matrimony.
Le Noireau - The novel of Scotland Bay
Le Noireau - The novel of Scotland Bay

2011 -Le Noireau

Le Noireau -


There is nothing ruthless, conniving, solicitor Orleans Le Noireau can now do to have the inheritance returned. So he plots and plans and waits as his demure, sixteen year old niece, Astral stumbles through the loneliness and despair of orphaned existence in Scotland Bay. 

Circumstances change dramatically in 1942 when United States Navy Battleships sail into Scotland Bay and the fortunes of the Le Noireau’s are forever changed in ways no one could have imagined. 


Le Noireau set in the estate village of Scotland Bay and Port of Spain, Trinidad, at the onset of World War 11, weaves a tale of greed, murder and redemption of a family at the dawn of democracy in the Caribbean                                   island.                                              

2013 -La Marin 

La Marin -


In 1765, Frenchman Franz Claude le Noireau, flees the burning, sugar estates of San Domingue, with blood on his hands and enough of the Kings’s gold in his sachet to start a new life anywhere in the Antilles. He has succumbed to the machete wielding horrors which birth free men and new personas fleeing the French island colony.


With a handful of his trusted house slaves Franz Claude embarks on a journey through the churning Antilles to Spanish Trinidad where the light of dawn brings new meaning to his life in the virgin forest of Scotland Bay.

2013 -Madras Raja & Co


Madras Raja & Co. -


When sugar cane was king in Trinidad, East Indian labourers were brought to the island to work on the estates. Sukee, his uncle, two brothers and sister all came to Trinidad at that time looking, for a better life. He left Madras as Sukee the labourer and landed in Trinidad as RamSukee the Madras Raja.


This is a delightful tale of a community of immigrants struggling to find their way in the unfamiliar setting of the British colony, Trinidad just after the emancipation of African slaves.  

2014 -Crooked Cabinet

Crooked Cabinet -


When American diplomat Rhys Le Noireau is posted to Trinidad he has no idea that his presence evokes the memory of one of the most sordid secrets in that country's history.


In 1939, almost 2,500 acres of prime real estate, the home of 20 or so villages along the north west peninsula of Trinidad were leased by the United Kingdom colonial government to the American military for use as a naval base in the south Caribbean.


Overnight thousands of locals were displaced, scattered to the four corners of this tiny Caribbean island, with nothing more than a handshake and a lot of land.


The topic is closed, until Ambassador Le Noireau begins to mingle with the local elite and discovers his family's history and the hand one of his ancestors dealt in this moment of history.


Crooked  Cabinet- a tale of greed, redemption and restoration.


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