The Innocent Traveller

by Ethel Wilson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0771089554 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCJL-230711wing on 7/12/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCJL-230711wing on Saturday, July 12, 2008
From the library discard table $5/bag

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Journal Entry 2 by wingCJL-230711wing on Thursday, November 06, 2008
I picked this up serendipitously from the library discard table. I hadn’t heard of the author or title but it’s part of the New Canadian Library and the blurb on the back made it sound interesting.
After reading it, I’m particularly delighted with this find. It’s the engaging and charming, partly biographical, account of the irrepressible and talkative Topaz Edgeworth’s life beginning in Victorian England and spanning almost 100 years and across the sea to Vancouver. I don’t know why this witty and gently humorous little gem isn’t better known.

I'm going to be lending this to my brother first and then we'll see who'll be the next lucky recipient.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCJL-230711wing at Park Theatre & Movie Cafe in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (2/9/2011 UTC) at Park Theatre & Movie Cafe in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Taking this to the monthly Winnipeg Bookcrossing meet-up at The Park Theatre Cafe. If it doesn't get taken home by one of our members, it'll be left on the shelf of the OBCZ (Official Book Crossing Zone).

Welcome to Bookcrossing! I hope you'll enjoy this book and explore the Bookcrossing site. It's loads of fun, as you can track your released books in their travels, possibly all over the world! Please let us know that you've found the book, what you thought of it and if possible, where you might re-release it when you're done so it can continue its journey. You may remain anonymous, but if you choose to join up I hope you will consider using me, mrsgaskell, as the one who referred you.

Journal Entry 4 by wingwinnipegobczwing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, February 12, 2011
This book is currently sitting on the Winnipeg Official Bookcrossing Zone bookshelf in the loft of The Park Theatre & Movie Café, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg MB.

It is waiting there for a new reader to take home, read, and release back into the wild!


Winnipeg bookcrossers meet at my location on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm to chat about books, swap great reads, and release on the OBCZ shelves. Please join us! We love to see new faces! You will enjoy the comfy atmosphere, the fabulous coffees and teas, and the yummy treats!

Journal Entry 5 by wingPooker3wing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Hadn't been to a BC meeting in a while, so had to check the shelf for treasures, Found this one. I loved Swamp Angel by this author and I know that I've read a least one other of hers. I really hope it wasn't this one! Thanks Mrsg.

Journal Entry 6 by wingPooker3wing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, June 11, 2011
I enjoyed this book immensely. Oddly, stepping back in time, both literally (the book spans a century between the 1840s and the 1940s) and in writing styles, was delightfully refreshing. Not a swear word to be found, but there were some words I intend to add to my own vocabulary. In particular: jannock, prink, and sneap.

I loved Topaz Edgeworth as a character. She accomplishes nothing noteworthy in her life, other than having lived for 100 years, and neither has she any regrets. She lives her life exactly as she wants. Frankly, though, I'm rather glad Great Aunty Topaz is not a member of my own family. She'd drive me mad with her constant babble.

I also loved the description of the pepper-pot/turret that accommodated the grandmother's bedroom and thus the four women of the house having tea, reading letters, sewing and folding sheets "sides-to-middles".

Truly a delightful, feminine story.

I plan to release the book into the wild for the Canada Day challenge in a couple of weeks.

Journal Entry 7 by wingPooker3wing at cityplace Shopping Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, June 27, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/27/2011 UTC) at cityplace Shopping Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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in the tourist information cart near the lotteries kiosk.

To the finder of this book:

I hope you enjoy this book. It was released for the Canada Day release challenge in celebration of Canadian books and authors. Happy Canada Day on July 1st!

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