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1977 Leacock Medal Ray Guy - That Far Greater Bay

Ray Guy’s book That Far Greater Bay makes you smile when you think of Newfoundland. It also helps you appreciate Newfoundland humour, the power of satire, and the forms it can take.

Guy, who died at 74 last year, was best known as a political commentator and a sometimes solitary voice criticizing Premier Joey Smallwood. But by the time Guy and his editors were assembling That Far Greater Bay, many of his old political pieces had become dated and would have required too much humour-crushing preambling. Guy said he wanted this book to amuse.

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