Journey to the Edge of the World

Journey to the Edge of the World

Book - 2009
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In the summer of 2008 Billy Connolly sets sail on a ten-week journey from ocean to ocean: from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by way of the North West Passage - a fabled route deep within the Arctic Circle that has thwarted explorers and fortune-hunters for centuries. For the first time, if you're quick, you can sail freely, if precariously, from Newfoundland right round to Vancouver. By plane, rail, road and boat, along coastlines and across sweeping landscapes that represent the final Northern frontier of the inhabited world for both man and beast, Billy's adventure will embrace a memorable mix of bizarre encounters, Hemingway-esque characters, incredible wildlife, forgotten languages, big game hunting and all night carousing under the midnight sun. And he's taking us with him.
Publisher: London : Headline, 2009
ISBN: 9780755318858
Branch Call Number: 910.4 CON NVD
Characteristics: vii, 308 p. : col. ill., map, ports. ; 26 cm


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Sep 12, 2011

This story is available on dvd as well. Billy Connolly traveled from east to west in Canada, via the northwest passage and his take on our country is not only humorous but also loving and expressive. Good book. Lots to think about and lots of laughs as well.

Feb 15, 2011

Excellent adventure told in a warm, engaging manner. Learned more about Canada's north in this book than I did in elementary & high school. Best bits are Billy's personal reflections and feelings about the trip. Too good to miss!

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