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Peculiar Facts and Tales of Newfoundland

by (author) Jack Fitzgerald

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2014
General, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
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Peculiar Facts and Tales of Newfoundland pulls back the curtains of time to reveal a hidden side of everyday life in old-time Newfoundland. From gripping tales of the Irish influx into the country to the exciting transformation from the Gas Lamp Era to electricity, readers will be fascinated. Just as gripping are the tales of heroes and scoundrels, political shenanigans, and extraordinary characters. Readers will be delighted by the many pictures, some which challenge a few popular historical beliefs, included to enhance each chapter.Peculiar Facts and Tales of Newfoundland is a captivating collection of tales, oddities and pictures that sheds light on an age long forgotten in Newfoundland history.

About the author

Jack Fitzgerald was born and educated in St. John's, Newfoundland. During his career he has been a journalist, a feature writer and political columnist with the St. John's Daily News; a reporter and public affairs writer with CJON and VOCM News Services; editor of the Newfoundland Herald and the Newfoundland Chronicle. During the last years of the Smallwood administration he was assistant director of Public Relations with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has also worked as Assistance Officer with the Department of Social Services. Jack Fitzgerald also hosted a regular radio program featuring off-beat Newfoundland stories on radio station VOFM.

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