Former premier Brian Peckford left politics in this province in 1989.
For most of the time since then, he's been living and working in British Columbia.
That doesn't mean he's lost touch with events in his home province, however.
Now, he's released his memoirs, detailing his youth growing up in rural Newfoundland, his early years of work and his time in politics.
He also clarifies modern Canadian history and his role in the constitution debate in 1981.