Reviews for A Perfect Eden


"A well-organized, well-written guide to first contact [between European explorers and First Nations in BC]." —Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun

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A Perfect Eden is on the Vancouver Sun's list of BC Bestsellers through the month of December.

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"Layland is the perfect guide. He has read everything about Vancouver Island from 1774 to 1862, and delivers the choicest morsels from hundred of log books and diaries. He introduces us, in pictures and stories, to the poeple whose names we live with every day . . . and takes us with them as they charted these waters and measured the land . . . This book is my top pick." ó—Robert Amos, Times Colonist

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"Given how many books have been written about the exploration of Vancouver Island and the waters around it, is there really room for one more? In a word, yes. Michael Laylandís A Perfect Eden is a fine addition to the range of books already published . . . This book is informative and highly readable, and no matter how much you have read about exploration of the Island, you will surely learn from this book as well." —Dave Obee, Times Colonist

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