A hilarious second compendium of Canadian trivia perfect for bathroom reading.
Do you know Canada's oldest general store is in Nova Scotia? Or that the last British soldier killed in the First World War was born here? Or that the first UFO sighting in North America was recorded on October 12, 1796 in what today is New Minas? Did you know the world's smallest operating drawbridge is located in Yarmouth County? Or that Minard's Liniment was created here in the 1860s to relieve muscle pain and stiffness, back pain and arthritis pain?
From the creation of grape nut ice cream to the birthplace of Freemasonry in Canada, to the oldest farmers' market in the country, the largest wooden church in North America and the world's largest apple, The Second Movement is the book that should be in every self-respecting Nova Scotian's outhouse.
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.
A HOLE IN ONE
"Having lived in Nova Scotia my entire life, I naively believed that I knew just about everything there is to know about our beloved province. Vernon Oickle's book has, if you'll pardon the expression, made me 'privy' to a plethora of fun and interesting facts which I had not previously known. He has once again, in my humble opinion, hit a 'hole in one' with this latest effort." —Robert Hirtle, journalist
NOT A LOT OF CRAP HERE
"Finally. An outhouse book that isn't full of crap! The Second Movement: Nova Scotia Outstanding Outhouse Reader #2 is filled with intriguing facts and stories about Canada's Ocean Playground that will give you a new perspective on the province." —Richard Crouse, host of CTV's Pop Life
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
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