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March 26, 2010

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Dildo Cay... Unbelievable... Had to research this to make sure this was for real.

I encountered the book's title on Wikipedia, in an article on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Could not believe my eyes. Had to laugh when I saw the Amazon "review". Loved Brett's piece here, and thought the pipe advert was an adequate rebuttal of the dismissive review. Would I pay $40 for this book? i dnt thk so.

The New Yorker magazine carried an ad for this book in a June, 1940 issue. Their review: "You'll like Dildo Cay" was followed by a favorable review by Lewis Gannett of the Herald Tribune. Houghton Mifflin priced the book at $2.50.
Pretty gutsy for 1940.

Nelson Hayes: 1903-1970. Served in Navy (PT Boats), WWII. His wife, Emy, lived from 1903 to 2001. Had a home on Green Cay, southern bight of Andros, another home in Roxbury, VT.

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