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The Curve of Time

Blanchet, M. Wylie (Book - 1990 )
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After her husband died in 1927, leaving her with five small children, everyone expected the struggles of single motherhood on a remote island to overcome M. Wylie Blanchet. Instead, this courageous woman became one of the pioneers of "family travel, " acting as both mother and captain of the twenty-five-foot boat that became her family's home during the long Northwest summers. Blanchet's lyrically written account reads like fantastic fiction, but her adventures are all very real. There are dangers-rough water, bad weather, wild animals-but there are also the quiet respect and deep peace of a woman teaching her children the wonder and awesome depth of the natural world. "Filled with observations on natural history and the wonders of the wild, (Blanchet's) prose, like the waterfall she describes, sings."-Kliatt
Authors: Blanchet, M. Wylie (Muriel Wylie), 1891-1961
Title: The curve of time
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books, 1990, c1968
Edition: 2nd Canadian ed
Characteristics: 170 p. :,ill., map ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: M. Wylie Blanchet
ISBN: 9781895099263
1895099269
1552853519
9781552853511
Branch Call Number: 917.11 B64c 1990
Subject Headings: Women British Columbia Biography British Columbia Description and travel 1901-1950 Blanchet, M. Wylie (Muriel Wylie), 1891-1961
Topical Term: Women
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The biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer.

The memoir of a widowed woman and her children who spent summers exploring the coastal waters of British Columbia on a 25 foot boat, encountering tides, fogs, storms, cougars and bears.

The biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer. Muriel Wylie Blanchet acted single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and, of course, mum... Read More »

This is a biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer.

After her husband died in 1927, leaving her with five small children, everyone expected the struggles of single motherhood on a remote island to overcome M. Wylie Blanchet. Instead, this courageous woman became one of the pioneers of "family travel, " acting as both mother and captain o... Read More »


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Jun 06, 2012
  • readingchick rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What an adventurer this woman was! It is a great treatment of the West Coast and makes me want to go with her. I wonder if her children knew how lucky they were?

Jan 28, 2012
  • d3bbi3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a must read for any one living on Vancouver Island. The many discriptions of places around the discovery islands - some still there and many long gone - is unsurpassable by any other book available on the topic.

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