"a Martinique girl"

Martinique
Creative Commons AttributionMartinique - Credit: André Mouraux
 Martinique was a French Catholic territory, and Jamaica a British Protestant one. The British and French were at war between 1803 and 1814, and these tensions were echoed in the relationships between their colonies.

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Martinique, the neighbouring island to Rhys's Dominica, remains part of France today.