The Farfarers

By: Farley Mowat


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.

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Titles by Farley Mowat

Never Cry Wolf
The Farfarers
The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be
Owls in the Family 
The Curse of the Viking Grave
The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float
The Black Joke
Lost in the Barrens 
Eastern Passage 

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Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 5 × 8 × 1.4 in

Farley Mowat




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