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An Acre of Time: The Enduring Value of Place Paperback – Jan 1 1997


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  • Paperback: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross; illustrated edition edition (Jan. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551990202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551990200
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #470,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What a gem!"
Quill & Quire


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About the Author

Phil Jenkins is a maker and seller of fine English. He has written three works of creative nonfiction: a national bestseller on family farms, Fields of Vision; the award-winning An Acre of Time, later a play; and RiverSong. He was the books columnist for the Ottawa Citizen for six years.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 10 1998
Format: Paperback
Jenkins has extensively researched the history of an acre of land in LeBreton flats near the centre of Ottawa. He begins with the geological formation of the area: the layers of rocks and sediments that were formed. He then discusses the natives that inhabited the land and their first interactions with the explorers of Canada (Champlain) etc. The land is then surveyed and settled. Jenkins shines with his stories of the people that lived there in the '40s and 50's. Then in the late 50's the land was expropriated for government office complexes that were never built and other than for a brief flurry of activity when the Pope came to Ottawa and gave a mass it has stood almost empty since.
Do the natives still have a claim on the land?
A pleasant read for Ottawa Valley residents and a must read and must have for historians of the area. It would make an excellent history textbook for high schools - makes history come alive.
Bernie Geiger, Ottawa
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By Teresa M Dedman on Nov. 30 2014
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Delivery slow.. Overpriced for second hand book.
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History of a significant acre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Aug. 10 1998
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Jenkins has extensively researched the history of an acre of land in LeBreton flats near the centre of Ottawa. He begins with the geological formation of the area: the layers of rocks and sediments that were formed. He then discusses the natives that inhabited the land and their first interactions with the explorers of Canada (Champlain) etc. The land is then surveyed and settled. Jenkins shines with his stories of the people that lived there in the '40s and 50's. Then in the late 50's the land was expropriated for government office complexes that were never built and other than for a brief flurry of activity when the Pope came to Ottawa and gave a mass it has stood almost empty since.
Do the natives still have a claim on the land?
A pleasant read for Ottawa Valley residents and a must read and must have for historians of the area. It would make an excellent history textbook for high schools - makes history come alive.
Bernie Geiger, Ottawa


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