169 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888873279 $17.95 CA
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About the Book
Come meet Clare Brendan Hollinshead: soldier, trucker, vagabond. Customs Officer, lady-killer, bon vivant. Twice married to beautiful women. Author of six and half novels written under the pen name Colwyn Idris (Home fires, Bourgebus Wood, Forbidden Island, Dangerous Permission, Letters to Ada, Portals, Chapel of Harlots). Boozing buddy of famed backwoods scribe Olaf Sigurdsson. Come travel with him to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Saint-Pierre, Sicily, Calabria and Tuscany. Party with him at Max Hurtig's rustic riverside inn and at a brothel in Napels. Live with him in an abandoned Franciscan monastery in Capodimonte. Convalesce with him in a field hospital in the Italian seaport of Genoa. Meet the girls who loved and hated him: Lise, Gina, Jessie, Concetta, Virginia, Molly, Blackie, Carmela and Steffi. Retreat with him to a writer's cabin among the tall pines at Pigeon River. Travel with him to Wales, land of his ancestors and home of his mythical hero, Caernarfon. But first, come to his funeral.
About the AuthorBill MacDonald Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include:
"Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009),
"The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).