Islands of Nova Scotia

Allison Mitcham

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ISBN: 9781771082778

Islands of Nova Scotia

Outpost Portraits

  Author:   Allison Mitcham    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Equally home to tragedy and beauty, Nova Scotia’s islands are buoys in a nearly “sea-locked” landscape. In this revised edition, Mitcham showcases 10 Nova Scotia islands through narrative portraits. Included are little-known outport Scaterie Island, billed as “Sable Island’s Rival”; the Avon River’s mysterious Boot Island, whose tides have claimed many a swimmer; the infamous Halifax Harbour islands; and more. Portraits of each island contain vivid descriptions and remarkable true stories as well as facts and legends detailing unique features about these unusual offshore sites.Features 20 illustrations by Peter Mitcham and a brand-new introduction from the author.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771082778
Item NB1146
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onApril 1 2015
Language eng
Pages 208
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.25(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight268(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Allison Mitcham has had her prose and poetry published in many Canadian and American publications. As well she is the author of 18 books. The focus of 8 of these is Atlantic Canada where she has lived for 37 years. After 20 years of teaching literature at the University of Moncton, she retired in 1988 to write full time. In 1992 she was awarded the title of professor emeritus by the University of Moncton. In 1994, Allison Mitcham received British Columbia's Lieutentant Governor's medal and the British Columbia Historical Federation's prize for Taku, the Heart of North America's Last Great Wilderness.