Earthquake mayhem

“Frances Peck (l.) spent 7 years on her novel about the impact of an earthquake, “The Broken Places” due out in April. Here she talks about the research done and the characters she created to tell the story.” FULL STORY



Back to Black

May 12th, 2015

In his latest humour collection, more about Paint the Town Black (Harbour $22.95), medicine Arthur Black once again tackles important subjects such as poor penmanship and the burning question of whether one-time Thunder Bay mayor Walter “Jolly Wally” Assef really did pat the queen’s bum. The title has crept onto the BC Bestseller list at number twelve in May.  Born in Toronto in 1943, Arthur Black hosted CBC Radio’s Basic Black program for 19 years. He has won three Leacock Medals for Humour–one for Black Tie and Tales, another for Black in the Saddle Again, and another for Pitch Black–making him one of only three recipients who have earned Canada’s top humour prize three times during its first 60 years of competition. Black was again nominated for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 2014. Black has also hosted and narrated two television programs, Weird Homes and Weird Wheels. Arthur Black moved to Saltspring Island in 1995. 978-1-55017-701-5

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