With a history that dates back centuries, Nova Scotia’s South Shore is filled with a diverse and eclectic range of cultures from all over the world. It has produced some of Nova Scotia’s most famous personalities, such as writer Thomas H. Raddall, painter Maud Lewis, and actor Donald Sutherland, just to name a few. It is the birthplace of the Bluenose. It is the balsam fir Christmas tree capital of the world, and its picturesque coastline make it a popular location for film shoots, including for The Scarlet Letter, Pit Pony, and The Shipping News.
The region’s history, geography, and culture are presented here as fun and occasionally quirky factoids in the newest edition of the “Facts and Folklore” series. With a map and 20 images interspersed throughout, South Shore Facts and Folklore is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn more about the region.
About the author
Bestselling author Vernon Oickle has 17 books to his credit and is an international award winning journalist and editor with 33 years experience working in community newspapers on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Among his many awards for writing and photography is the Golden Quill Award for best editorial writing from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. Winning the award in 2012, Vernon is only the third Canadian and the first Nova Scotian to win this honour since it was first presented in 1961. In addition to his newspaper career, he is the author of 21 books. Vernon and his wife Nancy have two sons, Kellen and Colby. He continues to reside in Liverpool where he was born and raised.
Other titles by Vernon Oickle
So you think you know Nova Scotia
From the files of Nova Scotia's most eclectic collector comes the ULTIMATE Bluenoser Quiz Book
A History in Pictures
The Second Movement
Nova Scotia Outstanding Outhouse Reader #2
More Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia
We Love Nova Scotia
A People's Portrait
My Nova Scotia Home
Nova Scotia's best writers riff on the place they call home
Nova Scotia Book of Lists
The Bluenosers' Book of Slang
How To Talk Nova Scotian