'The only pioneer on Bonaire must leave for a few months. Can you take her place until she returns?' Marion consulted with her husband, Tom. 'Of course you must go. How can you say no?'
Thus it was that Marion West found herself living on a tiny desert island in the middle of the Caribbean. Her letters home reveal the drama and the humour, the problems and the rewards, of being a pioneer - even for a few months.
A warm and down-to-earth story of special interest to those contemplating short-term pioneering.