BILL RICHARDSON is an author and broadcaster. His recent books for children include The Alphabet Thief and The Promise Basket. Bill lives in Vancouver and Manitoba. I SAW THREE SHIPS captures a community vanishing under pressure from development and skyrocketing real-estate prices. As arch as they are elegiac, as funny as they are melancholy, these stories honour a cherished period in the history of the neighbourhood. Sometimes twisted, sometimes tender, I Saw Three Ships will speak to all who have ever been stuck spinning their wheels at the corner of Heathen and Holy.