Part history, part travelogue, this charming guide introduces the unassuming but unforgettable people who live and work in the Eastern Townships?the tree-clad, rolling foothills nestled between the St. Lawrence River and the American border. Written in a tongue-in-cheek style by an award-winning journalist, the accounts of quirky people and interesting towns provide plenty of armchair reading?and the attractions of the area will surely beckon to travelers who hope to find the quintessential Canada.
About the authors
Nick Fonda has worked as a lumberjack (hauling logs with horses not skidders), farmer, carpenter, restauranteur and raconteur and squeezed in a career as a teacher, both in the UK and Canada. Based in Richmond, Quebec, he presides the Richmond County Historical Society and contributes regularly to The Record, The Townships Outlet and the Quebec Heritage News.