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Remarkable Stories of Newfoundland

by (author) Jack Fitzgerald

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
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Jack Fitzgerald, arguably Newfoundland's best-known raconteur, has spent years collecting material for his Remarkable Stories of Newfoundland. His many fans will find this latest work fascinating, spine-tingling, humorous and nostalgic. An especially charming section of the book includes stories about traditional Christmas celebrations. Fitzgerald also includes two dramatic versions of Newfoundland's historic Mummers Play. With his lively mixture of wit, nostalgia, adventure and even forgotten songs, Jack Fitzgerald will surprise and delight people of all ages with his next bestseller, Remarkable Stories of Newfoundland.

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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User Reviews

Great Anthology

If you are one who likes to read anthologies, especially ones that have a singular theme, then you will enjoy this one. Jack Fitzgerald is one of those authors who can weave a story, whether true or fictional, that draws you in and keeps you entranced until the end. This anthology book is no exception to that. A must read for anthology lovers, Newfoundlanders and book lovers alike.

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