People who do not know Salterton call it dreamy and old world. they say it is the place where Anglican clergymen go when they die. The real Saltertonians, however, know that there is nothing quaint about the place at all. With its two cathedrals, its one university, and its native sons and daughters busily scheming for their dreams, Salterton is very much in the real world. 'Ingenious, erudite, entertaining ...Davies displays all the qualities of a latter-day. Trollope and shows us what modern Canada is like' - Anthony Burgess in the "Observer Books of the Year".