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Posted by Magnus Smith on February 26, 2020 at 12:56:47 user Magnus.

I heard someone refer to this book as "the Canadian equivalent of Swallows and Amazons" so naturally I thought I must at once hunt it down and either enjoy it immensely or decry it as a poor imitation!

First I discover there are very few copies available on Amazon or ebay, and all overpriced. Hmm, is it rare... or are there just not many of them around?!

Next, Wikipedia. It says: "a title that hovers perpetually on or near the list of ten best-selling non-fiction books in British Columbia". Sounds promising.

So I have had to go by some public reviews: newyorker.com and homeschoollifemag.com and canlit.ca

It is an adult memoir, almost biographical, it seems. Not children's fiction like S&A. It includes lots of messing around in boats, but perhaps has a darker theme too.

I don't think I will spend a fortune on it, but I will read it if I get the chance. Have any other S&A fans tried it?


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