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Craigdarroch

by Terry Reksten

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Award-winning author Terry Reksten chronicles the fascinating history of Dunsmuir Castle. Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir, this unique architectural wonder that sits atop the highest point of land in Victoria attracts 100,000 visitors anually. Criagdarroch journies through the castle's chequered past, from the heady days when it was the most expensive residence in Western Canada to the time it became the prize in a lottery so unusual that it was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not. The author gives special attention to the years the castle housed Victoria College and an undergraduate named Pierre Burton carved his name so deeply into the exquisite panelling that he remains the "king of castle graffiti."

About the Author
Terry Reksten (1942-2001) was born in England, grew up in Vancouver and was educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. In 1985 she was named an Honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria in recognition of her writing and her work in heritage preservation.
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