Weekend at Hemingway's - Published by Bed and Breakfast

The Hemingway House Bed and Breakfast Inn in St Augustine FL is proud to announce it has published a book by Roger Shadow, who in 1958 spent an entire weekend with Papa Hemingway at
his home, La Finca Vigia, in San Francisco de Paula Cuba.  The book is packed full of the great
author's thoughts and insights to life as he knew it, which was saying a lot.

You can buy a copy here and while it’s not long, nor a heavy read, around 150 pages, each page is bursting with keen and brilliant insights, as well as little quirks about the famous author and the people he knew.  From his diet to his many visitors from Hollywood you will learn what Hemingway thought of ‘Hollywood Stars’ who portrayed characters from Hemingway’s books.

And there is so much more. You see at the time roger met  Hemingway, Papa was in the twilight of his years. So when Roger Shadow made the serendipitous phone call from Hemingway’s favorite bar, La Floridita, to Hemingway’s house  and spoke to ‘Miss Mary’, Hemingway’s last of 4 wives, telling Roger that Papa wanted him there tomorrow with an overnight bag, he was shocked. Boom! Yes that actually how Roger got invited to spend the weekend at Hemingway’s, on a whim, from a bar.  

Reading this book you will learn a lot about history including world wars, foreign policies, and domestic policies that ultimately affected the Florida Keys and Key West in particular, poorly. But then Papa was also an expert on Big Bill fishing, Freshwater fishing, Boating, Loving, and Living.  And Roger did not let a topic go by without delving deep into it, and ringing out each topic like an old wash rag. With plenty of drinking along the way too, of course!


Why don't you spend the WEEKEND AT HEMINGWAY’S by buying a copy for yourself? If like anything Hemingway’s; his books, his life, if you are intrigued by those celebrities and aristocrats he knew, then you too you will love reading this book. 

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