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Dispatches from the Trenches of Modern Grandparenthood
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 …
More Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide
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 …
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 …
Sketches of Canada's Legendary Little Town
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 …
Islanders I Will Never Forget
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 …
Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide
"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 …
Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing
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 …
Musings from the Edge of Canada
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 …