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New book recalls an island childhood

   - Book cover image courtesy of Victoria Farnsworth
— image credit: Book cover image courtesy of Victoria Farnsworth

Victoria Farnsworth’s new book, “Welcome Aboard,” is the first in a series of books about the life of the author, and relates her first eight years of life growing up on Bainbridge Island.

The book gives a glimpse of rural life during the 1950s as seen through the eyes of a young child.

Historical events, such as the opening of Wilkes School when she was 6, as well as Farnsworth’s relationships with her immediate and extended family are documented through a series of fun, entertaining stories about childhood staples such as learning to swim, going trick-or-treating and the joys of Christmas.

The narrative calls the reader back to a simpler time, when family came first and the hectic lifestyles of today could not even have been imagined.

“Welcome Aboard” is currently available at for the price of $7.95. Farnsworth now resides in the mountains in Arizona.

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