Still at the Cottage: Or the Cabin, the Shack, the Lake, the Beach, or Camp (Paperback)

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Description


In 1989, Charles Gordon wrote a book about the joys of life at the cottage called, well, At the Cottage. It was a huge success, selling thousands of copies every year since then. A copy sits, dog-eared and smeared with sunscreen, in every cottage worthy of the name, right beside the bird book with the missing pages.

Now, showing the same creative spirit when it comes to names, comes Still at the Cottage. Readers will be surprised to learn that some things have changed in cottage country, which is now real estate. Suburbanism proceeds apace; the store at the dock now stocks lawncare items (this is bad). But it also stocks more fruits and vegetables (this is good).

Gordon pokes affectionate fun at the surprising new technology available to people heading for the simple life at the cottage. He even proposes a solution to solve neighbour conflicts: some lakes should be zoned as napping lakes, others as jet ski lakes, others possibly as jerk lakes, and so on.

Monster cottages may gobble up rocks and trees, and traffic on and to the lake may be much worse. But this book, like the slap of the screen door, will remind you instantly why the cottage is a special place that needs a copy of this very funny book.

About the Author


Charles Gordon, a survivor of more years of cottage life than he cares to count, lives in Ottawa. For many years a writer for the Ottawa Citizen, he is the author of several books, including The Canada Trip.

Praise For…


"Still at the Cottage is as warm and wistful as an evening spent by the lake, among friends and family, amid the low glow of a long lingering summer's day. Funny, reflective and always insightful, this is Charles Gordon at the top of his game."
Will Ferguson

“Charles Gordon is the funniest writer I know. He’s so Stephen Leacock – just check out the chapter about ‘The Royal Commission on Cottages’ – that Leacock himself would delight in this welcome return visit to Cottage Country. Still at the Cottage is even funnier than Gordon’s brilliant At the Cottage, a necessary update to a Canadian phenomenon that seems to change every time a screen door slams or, heaven forbid, a cellphone rings. So top up that drink, head for the hammock – and be prepared to fall off laughing!”
–Roy MacGregor


Product Details
ISBN: 9780771034145
ISBN-10: 0771034148
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2006
Pages: 176
Language: English