Title: No Small Tempest. First Edition
Publisher:  Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1957, 1957
Seller ID: 35172
RICHARDSON, Evelyn. No Small Tempest. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (September 1957). First Printing. Pp (6),1-229,(5). 8vo, orange cloth, black lettering to spine.
Laugher pp.475-6, Rhodenizer p.695.
"Evelyn Richardson presents here t/he long-awaited sequel to Desired Haven. It is the story of fisherfolk on the south coast of Nova Scotia in the mid-nineteenth century, when sailing ships were proudly meeting the challenge of steam vessels. This tender and powerful drama is played out against a background that forms an intimate picture ofjoys and sorrows of fishermen and seamen, the loves and spites and jealousies that colour their lives, the tempests and shipwrecks that bring tragedy to their homes. There are many memorable characters, drawn with deep insight and at times with gentle humour.
The author has a profound understanding of human strength and weakness. No Small Tempest is a story that grips the emotions, and it also enriches our knowledge of people over whom the sea holds a fascinating but terrible power. While the story is completely fictional, the general theme was suggested by an actual tragedy of a bygone day. " - from the dustjacket flap. [note no dustjacket with this copy]
Gift inscription, else very good. 20.00