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The Curve of time: 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – May 1 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books; Anv edition (May 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770500375
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770500372
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.3 x 21.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Our world then was both wide and narrow-wide in the immensity of sea and mountain; narrow in that the boat was very small, and we lived and camped, explored and swam in a little realm of our own making."-- M. Wylie Blanchet

The Curve of Time features stories from the summer adventures of M. Wylie Blanchet and her family. This accomplished sea woman and her five children braved the gulfs, straits, and fjords that separate Vancouver Island from mainland British Columbia, Canada, during the 1920s and 1930s on their 25-foot cruiser, Caprice. From searching for the elusive sea horse to following Orca whales through rapids created by swiftly changing tides, Blanchet describes a time so recent, and yet so very far away. This book is playful and exciting, a trip that unites the reader with a family of adventurers that is one of a kind. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

This sweet volume is Blanchet's recounting of summers spent sailing around Vancouver Island with her children in a 25-foot-long boat. Their adventures include close encounters with a cougar and killer whales, looking for seahorses and discovering Native American artifacts. But the book lacks a context. A short introduction by a friend indicates that the book was first published in Canada 30 years ago, that the author died six months later while working on a sequel, and that some new material has been incorporated into the present edition. The ages of her children are never given, nor are the sections in the book dated. Those unfamiliar with the region may be just as disoriented, since the distances covered are rarely given. Once it becomes obvious that such clues are not forthcoming, the book itself is readable and enjoyable, especially its descriptions of the wildlife encountered on these journeys. With a little more care, however, this could have had meaning for more than just a small circle of Blanchet's friends. (Apr.) *CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Very efficient delivery of this classic B.C. book. Thankyou, I have been pleased with the responses to my queries and requests from your telephone team - so much so that I am recommending Amazon to my friends. Thankyou, S.Castonguay
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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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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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I read this book while cruising on a boat in the same waters Ms. Blanchet writes about. In many ways and places, only the years have changed and the landscapes and history remain relatively untouched by today's rapid change.
Not only are the stories of her travels with her children on her late husband's boat interesting, but her writing and her perspective for the times are as fresh and current as if written just recently.
I have gifted this book many times. It was gifted to me. This is a volume which sticks with you from the day you read it. When you gift it, you need to go back and read all or part again, just to take you back.
As a woman filled with wanderlust and independence, Muriel Wylie Blanchet is one of my heros.
I recommend this book highly to anyone who not only loves the outdoors, the waters of Vancouver and BC, but to any person who loves the spirit of adventure based on real life experience--not a made for TV event.
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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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The Curve of Time is such a sweet read, and the only book published by Capi Blanchet. It's author spends summers cruising the coastal waters of British Columbia with her 5 children, the youngest only 2 1/2. She is a delightful story-teller, and inpires me to stay connected with the child-like wonder with the natural world. I am also inspired by her steady self-confidence - extreme weather, engine troubles in remote regions, encounters with bears, and miscellaneous injuries never seem to rattle her. This is not a super-woman, adventure book however. She very matter-of-factly and imaginatively weaves her tales, reminding me a little bit of Peter Pan. I loved it!
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The book is wonderful both for the things it does say and the things that it doesn't say. When I read about the rare pleasures this little family sees in their boat, and the way they read Maeterlinck together, and the other pioneering people they meet on their way, I envied the certainty and beauty of their way of life. But just as real are the things she barely touches on-- the loss of her husband, the fear for her children, the decision to turn her back on the worldof the cities-- and I admire her tremendously for these things as well. The lyricism of the book was deepened by the clear weightiness of her choices. Highly recommended.
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By A Customer on July 26 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a simple and beautiful book. The author has a way of drawing you into her "mystic" way of looking at things, but not in some forced, "new aged" way; more of simple wonderment of what seems to be. A similar read but with a very different feeling is "Gila Descending" by Salmon - about a guy and his dog and cat running the Gila river in a canoe - I thought it wonderful also.
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