Teece, Philip 1940-

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Teece, Philip 1940-


Born September 14, 1940, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Education: Victoria College (now University of Victoria), B.A., 1963; University of British Columbia, B.L.S., 1966, M.A., 1971. Hobbies and other interests: Sailing, amateur astronomy.


Home—1061 Fort St., No. 202, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5A1, Canada.


Writer. Librarian, c. 1963-78; Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, reference and research librarian, 1978-98; retired, 1998.


A Dream of Islands (memoir), Orca Book Publishers (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 1988.

Rain Coast Macabre (short stories), Orca Book Publishers (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 1991.

(With Jack Newton) The Guide to Amateur Astronomy, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1995.

A Shimmer on the Horizon (memoir), Orca Book Publishers (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 1999.

Contributor to magazines.


Philip Teece told CA: "Much of my writing, both in the books that I've done and in a wide variety of magazine pieces, has been motivated by my desire to share wonderful experiences, places, and relationships with other people. I've done forty years of largely solo sailing and have spent a lifetime of solitary nights under starry skies with an astronomical telescope. It has always seemed a shame to let these adventures at sea and in deep space remain unshared.

"Similarly, over the years I have shared experiences in a Benedictine monastery, on Saskatchewan farms, in small up-coast British Columbia communities, and in many other places in U.S., Canadian, and British magazines.

"During my career as a public librarian I often presented seminars on how to write and publish memoir-style pieces like those with which I've enjoyed success.

"My first book, A Dream of Islands, continues to be the one that elicits letters and phone calls from readers, and the editor of Pacific Yachting called it a West Coast classic."



Teece, Philip, A Dream of Islands, Orca Book Publishers (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 1988.

Teece, Philip, A Shimmer on the Horizon, Orca Book Publishers (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 1999.