UVic Torch -- Fall 2004
Spring 2005,
Volume 26, Number 1

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The Pearl King Buying a Franchise in Canada: Understanding and Negotiating your Franchisee Agreement Dark Sun: Te Rapunga and the Quest of George Dibbern Everyone Can Cook Seafood Going Coastal The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia Last Notes Mountie in Mukluks
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Buying a Franchise in Canada: Understanding and Negotiating your Franchisee Agreement

TONY WILSON, LLB '85
Self-Counsel Press, 2005 . 192 pages . $18.95

Franchises seem to be everywhere but it can be hard to find legal material written specifically for prospective franchise owners. Wilson offers a guide to avoiding the legal pitfalls that can come with a franchise, strategies for negotiating a better franchise deal, and a discussion of the pros and cons of owning a franchise.

Dark Sun: Te Rapunga and the Quest of George Dibbern
ERIKA GRUNDMANN, MA '89
David Ling Publishing (NZ), 2004 . 510 pages . NZ$50

The life story of German-born George Dibbern (1889-1962), interned in both World Wars, sailor-philosopher, vagabond, friend of all peoples. A self-proclaimed citizen of the world, he created his own passport and flag and used his 10-metre ketch as a means of building bridges of international friendship.

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Everyone Can Cook Seafood
ERIK AKIS, Cert. '96
Whitecap Books, 2004 . 224 pages . $22.95

Culinary basics combined with dozens of recipes-from baked oysters with spinach and parmesan to miso-glazed salmon steaks-show any home cook how to prepare seafood on the stovetop, on the grill and in the oven. The new book picks up where Akis' popular Everyone Can Cook left off.

Going Coastal
WENDY FRENCH, BA '94
Forge Books/H.B. Fenn and Co., 2005 . 304 pages . $17.95

French's writing has been called "chick-lit with snappy humour" and this, her second novel, promises more of the same. Jody Rogers, a 20-something small-town woman whose coming off a failed relationship, a job resignation and has no prospects-romantic or otherwise-on the horizon.

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The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia
CHARLES MONTGOMERY, BSc '91
Douglas & McIntyre, 2004 . 314 pages . $24.95

Montgomery followed the steps of his great-grandfather, the Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, through the South Pacific. The novel becomes a debate on the nature of magic, myth and religion-and a metaphor for the transforming power of storytelling. Winner of the 2005 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

Last Notes
TAMAS DOBOZY, BA '91
HarperCollinsCanada, 2005 . 192 pages . $24.95

The second collection of stories from the Nanaimo-born writer shines with irony, wisdom, dark comedy and a sense of the bonds of history, the pain of loneliness and the price of fidelity.

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Unmarked Landscapes Along Highway 16
SARAH DE LEEUW, BFA '96
NeWest Press, 2004 . 128 pages . $19.95

Stories from northwest BC's rough landscape of fishing and logging communities related through richly detailed personal essays by a writer who has explored life along the road from Prince George to Prince Rupert.


The Pearl King
CATHERINE GREENWOOD, BA '99
Brick Books, 2004 . 134 pages . $16.00

Poems drawn from the stories and legends surrounding the development of cultured pearls by Mikimoto, the "Pearl King." Greenwood's first collection probes the conflict between nature and manufacturing, and the quest for beauty.

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