This book caught my eye for two reasons. Firstly, I used to live in British Columbia, in the far west of Canada, and having travelled the world over, still think it is the most beautiful, happy, bewitching region I have encountered. There is so much natural variety there. Just in one (albeit enormous) province, you can experience temperate coastal islands and rain forests, frozen rugged north, mountains high and so stunning they bring tears to your eyes, trees that stretch as far as the eye can possibly see and astoundingly turquoise lakes. While in the south, a hot, dry, sunny, valley region called the Okanagan. Fruit and, more recently, wine are the main agricultural outputs of this region.