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Christmas in Mariposa : sketches of Canada's legendary little town

Author: Jamie Lamb
Publisher: Victoria ; Vancouver ; Calgary : Heritage House Publishing, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Humor, satire, etc. : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that acted like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada's most famous small town--Stephen Leacock's Mariposa? This was the world that journalist Jamie Lamb was raised in, the actual place that inspired Leacock's Canadian classic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, over a century ago. The Mariposa of Lamb's time was slightly different, yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Anecdotes
Humor
Electronic books
Humour
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lamb, Jamie, 1952-
Christmas in Mariposa.
Victoria, British Columbia : Heritage House Publishing, 2019
(OCoLC)1103979700
Named Person: Jamie Lamb; Jamie Lamb; Jamie Lamb; Jamie Lamb
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Lamb
ISBN: 9781772032857 1772032859
OCLC Number: 1107697919
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Jamie Lamb.

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"Many Canadians grew up in small towns, or at least in neighbourhoods that acted like small towns. But what if you grew up in Canada's most famous small town--Stephen Leacock's Mariposa? This was the world that journalist Jamie Lamb was raised in, the actual place that inspired Leacock's Canadian classic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, over a century ago. The Mariposa of Lamb's time was slightly different, yet it still embodied the heart and soul, the eccentricities and the bizarre local customs of Leacock's sketches. Christmas in Mariposa is a celebration of that town and its people. It tells of secret gardens, special rinks, oddball hotels, remarkable foods, fast boats and sunken aircraft, Christmas Eve fireworks, and the best Christmas office party in the country. It describes a place where Christmas could be celebrated in summer with a Baby Jesus look-alike contest, Canada's only officially sanctioned reindeer races, and the Three Wise Men arriving with gifts by parachute. It transports readers to a world where where Gordie Howe once dropped by for a skate, and Glenn Gould regularly came to eat a well-done steak and six Parker House rolls slathered in butter at a Chinese restaurant. Jamie Lamb's Mariposa is timeless and quintessentially Canadian."--

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