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Silver Islet Shenanigans

Written by
Bill MacDonald

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204 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888874986
$18.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book Come meet Julia, Lucy, Grace and Ruby, four brave, courageous, compassionate young women who lived and worked at Silver islet during the 1870s, when the fabled offshore mine made many men rich and some men desperate.

Find out what life was really like in the uproarious mainland community, and at nearby prince arthur's landing, during those extraordinary years, and how fortunes failed when the glory days ended.

Rub shoulders with soldiers, sailors, socialites, clergymen, underground miners, politicians, prospectors. Laugh at optimists, sympathize with pessimists. Best of all, say hello to the people who were there, and who stayed behind when everyone else fled. Through Lucy's diary, share the joys and sorrows of dignitaries, celebrities, moguls, and everyday people. Find out why she wouldn't leave Silver Islet, even if she could, and why Happy-Go-Lucky meant so much to her.

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About the Author Bill 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).

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