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The Curve of time: 50th Anniversary Edition [Hardcover]

M. Wylie Blanchet
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May 1 2011

The 50th anniversary edition of this BC classic, now in hardcover, will make a timeless keepsake.

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Timothy Egan is a roaming national correspondent for the New York Times. His recent books include Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased Sept. 25 2011
By Rob
I was only recently introduced to The Curve of Time by a friend and was so taken with the story I ordered this hardbound anniversary edition. I'm so glad I did as it is a beautifully executed and expanded volume of this timeless classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dec 31 2013
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I bought this item for my husband for Christmas because he requested it having truly enjoyed the original copy.
A well written classic well worth re-visiting.
Ulla Jacobs- author Hidden Laws.
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By alice
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The book is an old favourite but I've gone through several copies as they never seems to make their way home again when loaned out. This 50th Anniversary hardcover edition is staying put!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I have been on the coast most of my life ... Aug. 16 2014
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I have been on the coast most of my life and never heard about this book till recently. Now that i have read it, I hear people mention it almost daily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I know the story well, the author is my grandmother Feb. 10 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I've read the the book many times and never tire of it. My father was one of the five children:Peter. I was only 5 or 6 when Capi died but I can still remember her. She was a very'matter of fact' woman. My dad was able to relate many other stories and expand on the ones in the book. When he grew up he sailed up and down the coast. Only 1 of the 5 children remain alive today and she ( Joan) resides in Victoria.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book You will Read more than Once Sept. 8 2003
By Chloe - Published on Amazon.com
I read M. Wylie Blanchet's book,THE CURVE OF TIME, for the first time last summer and decided to re-read it again this year, as it was so utterly delightful. Ms. Blanchet's love of nature, the ocean, her wonderful children and people--from the hermits who lived in splendid isolation on the BC Coast in the '30's and '40's to the Coast Indians, who left lonely villages behind--is one of the best books ever. This collection of essays, in no particular chronological order, left me amazed at this remarkably self-assured widow who made sure her children learned about people, literature and the beautiful world that surrounded them in British Columbia. It was easy to imagine my own children in that environment and I could almost see my children swimming with hers in those great sun-warmed coves in BC. The book ended with the "sense of place" they all felt upon returning to their "Little House" on Vancouver Island, surrounded by sea and forest. I wish I could somehow learn more about their lives. Thank you, Timothy Egan for making sure we all knew about this obscure author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Lovely Dec 18 1999
By frumiousb - Published on Amazon.com
The book is wonderful both for the things that it does and does not say.

The book is full of charming episodes that made me envy them and the certainty and beauty of their life: the rare pleasures this little family sees in their boat; the way that they read Maeterlinck together; the other pioneering people they meet on their way.

But just as the beauty is very real, so too are the things that she barely touches on: the loss of her husband; the fear for her children; the decision to turn her back on the world of the cities. I admired her tremendously for the hard things as well as the easy. The lyricism of the book was deepened by the clear difficulty of her choices.

Highly recommended.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite book on the Inside Passage and on women. Feb. 8 2000
By Mike Kirby - Published on Amazon.com
This is clearly my favorite book on cruising the Inside Passage and about women. Capi was an inspiration not only as an adventurer but as a mother, accomplished mariner and author. I only wish she had written more or that more had been written about this amazing woman. Her literary style was wonderfully understated. She tells an exciting story of cruising the Inside Passage alone with five small children as though she were taking an inconsequential stroll around the block. Only those that have experienced these waters can fully appreciate the courage and self confidence of this remarkable woman. This book should be mandatory reading for all young girls.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of history, a bit of philosophy, a bit of adventure. May 17 2006
By John S. Howell Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
This book was highly recommended to me by a friend who has cruised the Inside Passage and explored the islets of British Columbia and Alaska for the past 15 years. Many beautiful places are vividly described by Ms.'Capi' Blanchet. The lasting impression is the feeling of having spent time as a companion to the author and her children as they experience the adventure of travel and exploration as they cruise far from home in their small boat, in the 1930's. I enjoyed meeting unique people like 'Mike' - the knowledgeable recluse who expresses much of what must be the authors own philosopy of life. Altogether this little book is a bit of history, a bit of philosophy, and a bit of adventure. I didn't want it to end.
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