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Heritage House Humour!

Created by hgdistribution
  • Age: 15
  • Grade: 10
tagged: Leacock, humour, humorous
This growing list of bestselling and award-winning humour writing from Heritage House is sure to put a smile on every reader's face!

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Grandfathered

Dispatches from the Trenches of Modern Grandparenthood

by Ian Haysom
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: personal memoirs, marriage & family, essays

A sharp, funny, heartfelt memoir by a career-driven baby boomer who enters semi-retirement and explores the joys, challenges, and never-ending surprises of being a "young" granddad.

One summer, shortly after taking a step back from an illustrious journalism career, Ian Haysom found himself in charge of his first grandchild, Mayana, who was three at …

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Gilly the Ghillie

More Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide

by David Giblin
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: cultural, ethnic & regional, fishing, personal memoirs

Tall tales of coastal adventures, colourful locals, privileged tourists, and elusive fish abound in this hilariously offbeat sequel to The Codfish Dream.

"David Giblin is a marvellous storyteller."—Ian Ferguson, author of The Survival Guide to British Columbia

David Giblin's stint as a seasonal salmon fishing guide on Stuart Island provides a seemi …

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The Survival Guide to British Columbia

by Ian Ferguson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: travel, cultural, ethnic & regional

A completely satirical yet oddly practical guide to surviving and thriving in Canada’s westernmost province.

So you’ve arrived in British Columbia. Perhaps you’re just passing through; perhaps you want to stay a while. You may even be contemplating making British Columbia your home. What you need is a well-researched, comprehensive guide to li …

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Christmas in Mariposa

Sketches of Canada's Legendary Little Town

by Jamie Lamb
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: cultural, ethnic & regional, travel

A funny and heart-warming tribute to Canada’s most famous small town, and its most celebrated humourist, Stephen Leacock.

Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that felt like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada’s most famous small town—Stephen Leacock’s Mariposa? This was the world that journalist Ja …

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On the Rocks with Jack Knox

Islanders I Will Never Forget

by Jack Knox
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: regional studies, essays

A captivating collection of Jack Knox’s most memorable, heart-warming, inspiring, and off-beat human-interest stories.

Praise for Jack Knox:
“Canada needs more Knox!”—Will Ferguson
“Knox is the most underrated writer in Canada.”—Les Leyne
“There are a few key secrets to a happy life in Victoria—avoiding downtown when the cruise shi …

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The Codfish Dream

Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide

by David Giblin
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: personal memoirs, cultural heritage, cultural, ethnic & regional

"You'll meet eccentric shore workers, wealthy guests who arrive by yacht and floatplane, as well as essential guides Big Jake, Lucky Petersen, Vop and Wet Lenny. . . . A deadpan narrative keeps the absurdity coming as earnest RCMP, FBI and Fisheries officers encounter the salmon-obsessed denizens of the island resort. This book is a keeper." —Wes …

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Opportunity Knox

Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing

by Jack Knox
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: essays, cultural, ethnic & regional

Longlisted, 20188 Leacock Medal for Humour

A hilarious collection of Jack Knox's best-loved humour columns.

In this side-splitting follow-up to the bestseller Hard Knox: Musings from the Edge of Canada, Jack Knox presents his best writing, marking his twenty-year anniversary as a humour columnist at the Victoria Times Colonist, the newspaper that mad …

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Hard Knox

Musings from the Edge of Canada

by Jack Knox, foreword by Ian Ferguson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: essays, editors, journalists, publishers

2017 long-list finalist, Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour Writing

In Hard Knox, seasoned columnist and consummate everyman Jack Knox offers up his uniquely hilarious views on Canadian life as seen from the western fringes of the country—in particular from the “Island of Misfit Toys” as he aptly calls his Vancouver Island home. This treasure tr …