Dutch Thompson is back with More Bygone Days. This second collection includes stories from moonshiner and horse whisperer Ralph Gallant and Maisie Adams, Canada’s first female lighthouse keeper. It has memories from Keith Pratt, railway engine driver and photographer, and Kathryn MacQuarrie Wood, a tourism pioneer who ran the largest rink on PEI. And don’t miss Stompin’ Tom’s best man, entrepreneur Johnny Reid and lighthouse keeper Manson Murchison who saw the phantom ship of the Strait twice.
From CBC Radio to the pages of this book, you’ll hear Dutch’s encouraging voice illuminating these unforgettable and important histories from the lives of Maritimers.
“[Dutch’s] narrative voice, tone and perspective delightfully honour the past without being cloying. His distinctive and lovable personality always yields centre stage to the experiences of Islanders whose stories he shares with irresistible humour and loving-hearted reverence.
American author William Faulkner famously said, ‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’ Dutch helps keep the ‘past’ vividly alive in the present.” — Richard Lemm, Atlantic Books Today
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