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Jim Spilsbury

author image Jim Spilsbury (1905-2003) was born in Findern, Derbyshire but came to the BC coast in his infancy and remained there all his life. He began manufacturing small radios in the 1920s and in 1941 founded Spilsbury and Hepburn Ltd, later Spilsbury and Tindall Ltd., one of Canada's best known radio-telephone manufacturers. In 1943, Spilsbury founded Queen Charlotte Airlines which merged with Pacific Western Airlines in 1955. He also authored several books including Spilsbury's Album, and The Accidental Airline.


Book Cover The Accidental Airline: Spilsbury's QCA
978-1-55017-097-9 · 1-55017-097-X · 1994 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95
"This is the raw stuff, the right stuff and the real stuff." -Barry Broadfoot
Book Cover Spilsbury's Album: Photographs and Reminisciences of the BC Coast
978-1-55017-126-6 · 1-55017-126-7 · 1990 · Paperback
CAD$26.95 · USD$26.95
"Spilsbury has a raconteur's eye for an anecdote, a keen sense of history, an earthy sense of humour, and a genuine interest in the people who lived and worked on the coast" -BC Studies
Book Cover Spilsbury's Coast: Pioneer Years in the Wet West
978-1-55017-046-7 · 1-55017-046-5 · 1991 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
"A lively collection made still livelier by White's bright writing - the stuff of which folklore is woven." -Vancouver Province Shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice BC Book Prize.
Book Cover Spilsbury's Coast: Pioneer Years in the Wet West
978-0-920080-57-3 · 0-920080-57-X · 1987 · Hardback
CAD$26.95 · USD$26.95
A runaway BC bestseller. In collector's hardcover format.