The Calder Boats
4 journalers for this copy...
Tamarisk Calder was born the day the Chilverton Canal came into being,her first memory was of watching one of her father's boats being pulled by two strong horses on the canal.
This book is going in a goody bag for the NZBC Convention - hope whoever gets it has a fantastic convention!
Yes, I picked this up in memory of my family's many canal holidays.
I liked this historical saga about a family of 3 daughters, all of whom end up marrying the wrong people. The sheer enjoyment of canal journeys are conveyed well, and the determined protagonist Tam is well sketched. However, I was really let down by the last couple of chapters from the point of view of old aged Tam. The first person really didn't work for me - I was just hoping for the book to end in the same style it had been written, rather than suddenly change so drastically and in such a weak way. But this is still worth reading for the story. Planning to release this by a river, if not a canal!
Journal Entry 6
Golden Bay Environment Centre in Takaka, Nelson-Tasman New Zealand on Sunday, September 25, 2005
Released 15 yrs ago (9/22/2005 UTC) at Golden Bay Environment Centre in Takaka, Nelson-Tasman New Zealand
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
By the water feature in front of the fantastic wildlife mural. Whoever finds the book: if you decide to join bookcrossing, please say freesia sent you!
We caught it in the middle of Takaka township leaning up against a beautiful fountain in our Village Green. I am now going to release it in our local Visitor Information Centre.
CAUGHT IN TAKAKA NELSON NEW ZEALAND