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The Farfarers

Before the Norse

by Farley Mowat

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list price: $22.95
edition:Paperback
category: History
published: April 2002
ISBN:9780385659260
publisher: Doubleday Canada
imprint: Anchor Canada
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In this provocative bestseller, Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach northern Canada. Mowat offers instead an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from the island now known as Britain. Battered by repeated invasions from their aggressive neighbours -- Celt, Roman and Norse -- the Albans boarded seaworthy, skin-covered boats and fled west. Their search for safety, and for the massive walrus herds on which their survival depended, took them first to Iceland, then to Greenland, and, finally, to the land now known as Newfoundland and Labrador.

Skillfully weaving together clues gathered from forty years of research, Mowat presents a fascinating account of a forgotten history. The Farfarers affirms Mowat's status as one of Canada's most powerful chroniclers.

About the Author

Farley Mowat (1921–2014), a famed Canadian writer, was the author of forty-five books, including fiction, history, and environmental works. Several of his books, including Never Cry Wolf, were made into films. Mowat was a winner of the Governor General’s Award for Literature, and also a recipient of the Order of Canada and an inductee of the Canadian Walk of Fame.

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Farley Mowat is the author of thirty-seven books, including People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing, and Sea of Slaughter. His books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and he has been published in 52 languages.

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"A spellbinding story... told by a master storyteller working at the top of his form. It is a saga that will enchant the reader." -- The Globe and Mail

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