Several people came close to identifying last month’s wallpaper image location, pointing to various spots in and around the Admiralties, but only one, Kim Yetto, picked the right island. When British surveyor Charles Unwin set out on the monumental task of surveying and naming all the islands in 1873, he began right here at Island Number 1, Windward. If you look closely, you’ll also see Windward (the smaller of the two) dead centre in this month’s image.
It’s pictures like this that are why I felt compelled to do another book after I had clearly stated that “The very best of…" would be the last. It would be a crime not to share them with others who are passionate about the place. This time though, this really is my last book. Why? Because over the years, inflation has crept in, making it almost impossible to print a book with the physical quality that I insist on, at an affordable price.
By using a slightly less expensive (but still gorgeous) aqueous gloss on the pages plus the aforementioned giant print run, this book will actually retail for less than any since 2002 at $25 U.S. I’m hoping you’ll recognize the value and buy plenty as gifts for your friends and guests. It’s very seldom that you’ll find a regional book of this physical quality at any price, and certainly never at this price. Look for them in shops on the River (only, I don’t sell them elsewhere) by early June.
If you’d like to preorder a signed copy(ies) of Volume VII that will be sent as soon as they arrive in late May, please email me at ian@ThousandIslandsBooks.com or order online. If you prefer offline, I'll send you a PayPal request or a bill and you can simply mail a check. I’d strongly suggest that you consider adding another $6.50 U.S. to include a copy of the companion map (described last month) which I’m certain you’ll appreciate. Please understand that when shipping these, I do need to add $10 to cover the cost of the mailer, handling and postage.
In the meantime, here’s the final wallpaper image of the winter season. This, and all the images since January have served as a bit of a preview for what you’ll discover in Volume VII.
Brian Prince, Brockville ON posted on: Friday, May 01, 2015
Ian Burt, Cartersville, GA posted on: Friday, May 01, 2015
Kim Yetto posted on: Friday, May 01, 2015
Ian Coristine, Raleigh Island, ON posted on: Friday, May 01, 2015
Paul Karas posted on: Saturday, May 02, 2015
Jody Wright posted on: Saturday, May 02, 2015
Bob Blake, Ottawa ON posted on: Saturday, May 02, 2015
Kyle Petersen posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015