The earth year of 2013 was important for many reasons. The country saw a new prince born called George; Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is elected the 266th pope (but you can call him Francis); Margaret Thatcher goes to the big fiery coal pit in the ground; gay marriage is given the go ahead in the Uk; and Blackberry continue to rot faster than one of Lady Gaga's dresses.
Meanwhile, a man called Graham James Birks took many photos. Some are here in this book you are holding. Landscapes, events, smiley families, and a monkey are the sorts of things you can expect to find within, as well as the latest in avant garde in children's hair fashions.
And there was also a wedding or two, one of which involved a special lady with long blonde hair..