New hardback book tells the extraordinary story of Tristan da Cunha and its 1961 volcanic eruption.

'Nothing Can Stop Us' Book Launch

The Tristan da Cunha Assocation has published a book by Richard Grundy and Neil Robson entitled:

Nothing Can Stop Us: Tristan da Cunha's 1961 volcanic eruption and how its people handled their future.

While the book covers Tristan's from the emergence of the islands from the South Atlantic Ocean up to the present day, it focuses on the 1960s - covering the eruption of a new cone of the volcano in 1961, the evacuation of the whole population to England, their return in 1963, and ensuing reconstruction. This fascinating blow by blow history is the culmination of over ten years work by the authors, which included interviews with the key players involved in these major events, many of whom have now alas passed away.

The book was received from the printers in November 2021, and initial copies have already been sent out. It is a handsome hardback book with dust jacket, 299 pages and 132 photographs, illustrations, and maps, mainly in full colour.

Full details on our separate page.

Price: £20 (£15 for Tristan Association members)

Please purchase using the Association's Order Form.

All proceeds will go to the association's charitable fund to support the Tristan da Cunha community.

Book: 'Nothing Can Stop Us

Left: Celebrating the safe delivery of the book from printers CPI are authors Richard Grundy, centre, and
Neil Robson, right, with designer Murray Wallace
after a meal in Wells on 19th November.

Photo: Margaret Grundy

We are experimenting with bookshop sales in two bespoke Somerset bookshops which we recommend for those lucky enough to visit the area: see below. Richard and Neil show the book outside them both below.

Dicketts on Glastonbury's famous High Street
run by Richard's ex-pupil Glen - Website: Dicketts

Bailey Hill Book Shop on Fore Street in picturesque
Castle Cary - Website: Bailey Hill Book Shop