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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Nova Scotia's Curious Connections

Stories of the Remarkable,the World-Famous and the Strange

by (author) Bruce Nunn

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2011
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551098449
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $17.95

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Description

Previously published as 59 Stories, this new edition brings back into print Bruce Nunn's collection of quirky stories. With his entertaining style and penchant for library and word-of-mouth research alike, Nunn introduces readers to the province's claim on some world-famous stuff, including Moby Dick, mutton-chop sideburns, and the very first Donald Duck comic. The collection includes chapters on the interesting origins of words like "Bluenose" and "Acadian" and strange homegrown inventions like the telephone-flashlight. Nunn's passion for history and the unusual make Nova Scotia's Curious Connections a must-read for anyone looking to add a little quirk to their knowledge of Nova Scotia's past.

About the author

Bruce Nunn is a popular storyteller and the author of several books, including Nova Scotia History With A Twist and The Magical Christmas Light of Old Nova Scotia. His history stories have aired on CBC radio and television, and in 2005 his storytelling earned him an Atlantic Journalism Gold Award. He lives in Dartmouth.

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