St. Lucian author launches new book about his struggles with Lord Glenconner

St. Lucian author launches new book about his struggles with Lord Glenconner
Michael Jacques.
Michael Jacques.

A crazy, provoking epic story full of interesting true stories of the hidden lives of the local residents of Caribbean town and the people who live in the surrounding villages, not excluding the dark and strange goings-on at the island’s landmark between the twin Piton Mountains. Satirically funny, almost crazy, sometimes sad, a story based on the local history of the people.

That is how a first time author describes his new book which is coming out this week. Michael Jacques, a St Lucian born British martial arts grand master said the idea to put his thoughts on paper was bourne out of his struggles with the Late Scottish peer Lord Glenconner who cheated him out of much of his land in St Lucia.

“Lord Glenconner took my land away from me and so I had to do something about it.” said Jacques from his South London lodgings. I am telling the story of what really went on between Lord Glenconner and myself and how he took what was mine and how I fought back using the courts system to get my property back. I am exposing Lord Glenconner for what he really is and the legal system for the role they played in aiding and abetting.I Never got my land back.”

Jacques whose family comes from the pitons area of St Lucia, said his book ‘The Fallen Bud’ tells the whole story about his runnings with princesss Margaret’s best friend and confidant Lord Glenconner. ” I have been trying to get my property back for the past 27 years all to no avail as the legal system let me down. They took the late peer’s side from day one.”


The martial arts champion who teaches Tai Chi a chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance of health maintains that his book delves into other subjects as well which includes as he puts it :”The lifestyles and things that were happening in St Lucia back in the day.There were lots of strange happenings and goings-on in the 60’s before I left St Lucia to come to England as a kid.”

Jacques,60, said he is going to use the book to promote his splendid island. He is planning to feature tours to St Lucia, where tourists will visit the many places he writes about in his autobiography. “I would like people to see where I am referring to and to get a feel of what it was like back then to what it is now. St Lucia has changed but we must not forget about the past.”

The proud author is planning to do a book launch pretty soon where he will be reading extracts from his book. A date and place will be announced soon. Watch this space.

The Fallen Bud is available on Amazon or you can visit

You can contact the author directly on : 07956 913437


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  1. I can assure you that I am not the author. I have read the book and hence the reason why I commented. Perhaps you should try getting a copy of the book to find out about the land and how he took it from the owner. The scales of justice in St Lucia can be bought. Jacques explains all this in the book. The whole system was against him. They all supported the white man. Yes, they all supported Colin Tennant otherwise known as Lord Glenconner. The contents were so well put together. The writer deserves an award for such brilliant writing and documenting. Visit Amazon or Contact [email protected]


  2. I have been following this story in the British press for quite a while now. It was only a matter of time before a proposition was put forward to turn this whole saga a bestseller.

    The late Colin Tennant was an old colonial who behaved like he owned the Caribbean.He was cocky and arrogant. He left the island of Mustique where he sought refuge for many years to settle in St Lucia.He immediately bought his way through St Lucian society like most Europeans and North Americans do when they land on our shores.

    Michael Jacques, a black Briton have for a long time been trying to get his property back from Tennant. He is trying to get justice from the St Lucian courts but to no avail. The case has been dragging on for many years. This poor bloke must have spent a fortune on legal fees and nothing has come out of it by the looks of it.

    Before Colin Tennant aka Lord Glenconner passed away 5 years ago he bequeathed everything to his valet Kent Adonai - Everything including the land that Jacques is disputing. According to the UK papers, Jacques hired quite a few lawyers to represent him and not one of them did a good job. They all done a hatchet job. They were all cowboys.

    These unscrupulous and unprincipled lawyers in St Lucia will do anything to get a fast buck.Most of them have no morals and are untrustworthy. They are double-dealing schemers unfit to be sent on legal errands.

    One of the first lawyers Jacques hired is now a senator in the parliament and to top it off this dishonourable man jumped ship to represent the new Lord Glenconner, namely Cody Tennant. He worked on securing a deal for the young Tennant. The many acres of land that was left to Kent by Colin Tennant must now be shared equally. If this is not a conflict of interest then I do not know what is.He is the head of a very popular firm of lawyers in St Lucia.

    That book should make interesting reading about this dispute which has been going on for many years now. Most of it have been serialized in the British tabloids.Jacques leaves no stones unturned as he throws the kitchen sink at these morally depraved and deceitful scumbags.They have no shame and ought to be put out to dry. They have treated this young man of St Lucian origins abominably and atrociously.

    The case is still ongoing and according to the Mail, Jacques is now planning to represent himself. Who can blame him after all that he has gone through with these rotten lawyers in St Lucia? These unequivocally detestable cretins are the ones representing us in parliament. They are the very ones debating and passing all laws.

    The legal establishment in St Lucia stood out against Jacques mainly because he stood up to Colin Tennant, something they could not do because they are all puppets and stooges and most of all they could have been bought by this elusive and slimy aristocrat.Despite all this Jacques, in my opinion, have carried himself impeccably well. Someone else may well have resorted to other means to get what is rightfully theirs back.Having tried the legal route and being failed miserably by these gluttonous vultures can send anyone up the wall. They were not interested in representing Jacques, no they were not. They were only interested in his money. They milked the poor bloke -they took him to the cleaners. Trust no lawyers in St Lucia and beyond.

    Now Jacques has written a book which could eventually be turned into a film. Let's hope this biopic tells a good tale. This saga has been going on for far too long now and it's about time the truth comes out. I applaud Jacques for having the temerity and courage to tell his story to the world about the injustice he suffered at the hands of an aristocrat and his cohorts -the morally perverse legal establishment. Tell it like it is Jacques. You have my support and that of the many other St Lucians who have been wronged and under-represented by this lot.You go, Sir.


      • i was a case where tenant became landlord through manipulation and exploitation of our legal system. Tenant started as Michael Jaques' tenant and use the legal system to become owner of the property.


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