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The Story of Butchart Gardens
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
How did Jenny Butchart turn an ugly, disused limestone quarry into the world’s most famous private garden? Over 100 years later, Butchart Gardens still attracts almost a million visitors from around the globe, to enjoy a world created by an unrivalled green-thumb visionary. Filled with myth, legend, and love, this is a cheerfully told story, as colourful and unique as the gardens themselves.
The Blight
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Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
The Valencia's Last Ride
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
On Vancouver Island's west coast in 1906 unfolded a story of incompetence, cowardice and betrayal that remains the most shameful incident in Canadian maritime history. The Valencia's Last Ride paints a vivid and touching picture of the last hours on the ship.
The Yukon Queen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
In July 1999 the good ship Marie Anne sailed from Rotterdam, bound for the USA. On board this creaking cargo ship were Rob Godfrey and two Citroen 2CVs. This voyage was the first leg of an epic journey to Prudhoe Bay, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, a journey that took Rob Godfrey and Jose Oostveen 8000 road miles across North America.
Haida Gwaii
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
They lie on the edge of the province's collective memory like a dream scarce remembered; mythical and elusive, full of meaning and great beauty, yet incomprehensible to the waking mind. Impossible not to marvel at, and revel in, these are the Queen Charlotte Islands, arguably one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world.
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
From Halifax to Victoria, clear across Canada, Dave Preston rode the rails, exploring what was once the most popular mode of transport in the country. Days and nights spent rollicking across the amazing and diverse geography of Canada were punctuated by stays at some of the country's oldest and most prestigious hotels; those built by the railway companies to entice the most affluent of travellers.
Toronto Streets Book!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,070. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
De Grassi Street. Avenue Road. Bloor Street. Kipling Road. Brown's Line. Yonge Street: Take the “Toronto Streets Book!” on an informative, fun, and joyful romp along the roadways & byways of Toronto, North America's best-kept secret. With 2.7 million people, Toronto's the 5th largest North American city, following Mexico City, NYC, LA, & Chicago. Read. Enjoy. Have fun. Tell everyone!
Island Sojourn - Those Carefree Years on Barnston Island (1930-1940)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rod Butler grew up on Barnston Island in the 1930s. Island Sojourn is a series of short stories about his childhood.