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The Resource Beach reading, Lorne Elliott ; illustrations by Timothy Elliott

Beach reading, Lorne Elliott ; illustrations by Timothy Elliott

Label
Beach reading
Title
Beach reading
Statement of responsibility
Lorne Elliott ; illustrations by Timothy Elliott
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Novel takes us back to the early 1970s on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, where a hilarious and colourful cast of Lorne Elliott characters are engaged in uproarious political, financial, musical, amorous, and ecological shenanigans. Our young hero, Christian, is an eloquently wry and precocious university drop-out, who has never savoured the wonders of women or alcohol. A budding naturalist raised in central Canada, he arrives on PEI for a summer job in the newly-established Barrisway National Park, and sets up camp on the beach. There, he becomes enmeshed in the struggles of the boisterous MacAkrin siblings to remain in their park-enclosed home, rivalries and lustful longings at park headquarters, and the skullduggeries of an Island political campaign. Lorne Elliott gloriously conjures the mischief and zaniness, the lovable rascals and lamentable rogues, of Island life behind the tourist posters. He deftly evokes the kindness and camaraderie of Islanders, and the Island's high-spirited revelry. Beach Reading transforms the Land of Anne and Avonlea into the land of Wallace MacAkrin, the Barley Boys, and Barrisway. "Come play on our Island," as the tourist slogan says, and you'll be laughing with bittersweet delight for days
Cataloging source
CaNSH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elliott, Lorne
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elliott, Timothy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National parks and reserves
  • Island people
  • Political campaigns
  • Beaches
  • Prince Edward Island
Label
Beach reading, Lorne Elliott ; illustrations by Timothy Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9781894838917
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
ULS
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • coq01530439
  • 161752
Label
Beach reading, Lorne Elliott ; illustrations by Timothy Elliott
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
267 p.
Isbn
9781894838917
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
ULS
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • coq01530439
  • 161752

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