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Review in the Vancouver Sun

"When Vancouverites speak of a picture-postcard view, they mean the North Shore mountains and Burrard Inlet. Doreen Armitage unfurls the prehistory and history of these 115 square kilometres of water. Her style is quiet and textbook-like, but her research packs a punch. Did you know that the name originally given to Point Grey was Noon Breakfast Point? That Capt. George Vancouver named Burrard Inlet after his naval friend Sir Harry Burrard, who pronounced it with the stress on the first syllable? That a Scot named George Black ran an abattoir on False Creek in the 1870s and kept his pet bear chained outside? Get your surprising historical facts here."

Rebecca Wigod, Vancouver Sun