Hamatsa by Jim McDowell

I have a few books in my collection now that are about local or Canadian history, and they're all so fascinating. I came across this title, and was really intrigued to learn more. This one was from a small BC press, and I hope to share more of their titles with you in future, because …

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Cathedral by Ben Hopkins

Cathedral is set in Hagenberg in the 12th and 13th centuries. It takes in the lives of various characters who live in Hagenberg and who are effected by the building of the cathedral. That's everyone from the clergyman who has to find the money to finance it, the artisans who work on the architecture and …

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Marmee And Louisa: The Untold Story Of Lousia May Alcott and her Mother by Eva LaPlante

When I was growing up, I think every girl was given a copy of Little Women, Louisa May Alcotts 1868 book about four sisters coming of age under their Mother or Marmee's care and wisdom during the Civil War. It was a huge best seller in it's own era and remains a classic beloved by …

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Bedlam: London And Its Mad by Catharine Arnold

The word Bedlam became part of common usage as a slang word for chaos, anarchy and mess, but was originally a well known hospital for those suffering from mental illness. It was established in 1247 and existed at different sites til the 1930's. It's history is the history of the treatment for people who were …

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London’s Silent Museum, 18 Folgate Street: Dennis Severs House

In the heart of London's historic East End, where the streets are still cobbled, and Jack The Ripper walking tours wander the night, one of London's most eccentric museum experiences is hidden behind the doors of 18 Folgate Street. There is no sign outside to tell you what's within, so you could mistakenly walk past …

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