Did you know that Cumberland County is home to the largest vertebrate fossil discovery in North America? The county is also the birthplace of internationally acclaimed singers Anne Murray and Feist, and in 1995, the town of Pugwash received an extraordinary honour as the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Cumberland County Facts and Folklore is the definitive book of fun facts and trivia about the area's rich history and culture. Topics covered include geography, demographics, cultural groups, celebrities, and even some local recipes. Cumberland County Facts and Folklore is a great reference and a reminder of the county's quirky and fascinating history. Includes 25 photographs of county landmarks.
About the author
Laurie Glenn Norris is a writer, researcher and art historian. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in the Quill & Quire, Atlantic Books Today, Telegraph-Journal(Saint John) and the Daily Gleaner (Fredericton).
Laurie’s first book, Cumberland County Facts and Folklore (Nimbus), was published in 2009; her second, Haunted Girl: Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery, with Barbara Thompson, (Nimbus) 2012, was a finalist for the 2013 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing and in 2015 it was optioned for a feature film.
Laurie lives in River Hebert, Nova Scotia with her husband Barry, a free-lance editor, and four naughty kitty cats.