The Second Movement

Vernon Oickle

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ISBN: 9781772761467

The Second Movement

Nova Scotia Outstanding Outhouse Reader #2

  Author:   Vernon Oickle    
  Publisher:  MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.

A hilarious second compendium of Canadian trivia perfect for bathroom reading.

Do you know Canada’s oldest general store is in Nova Scotia? Or that the last British soldier killed in the First World War was born here? Or that the first UFO sighting in North America was recorded on October 12, 1796 in what today is New Minas? Did you know the world’s smallest operating drawbridge is located in Yarmouth County? Or that Minard’s Liniment was created here in the 1860s to relieve muscle pain and stiffness, back pain and arthritis pain?

From the creation of grape nut ice cream to the birthplace of Freemasonry in Canada, to the oldest farmers’ market in the country, the largest wooden church in North America and the world’s largest apple, The Second Movement is the book that should be in every self-respecting Nova Scotian’s outhouse.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781772761467
Item MP0128
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
Published on September 1 2020
Language eng
Pages 224
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight315(g)
Vernon Oickle is an international award winning journalist, editor and writer with 33 years experience working in newspapers. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Red Sky at Night and bestselling series, One Crow. Vernon and his wife Nancy have two sons, Kellen and Colby. He continues to reside in Liverpool where he was born and raised.

Quick Quotes

"Vernon Oickle's short vignettes are proof positive that Neil Gaiman was right when he said, 'Fear is a wonderful thing, in small doses.' These titillating tales will make your spine tingle. While some speak of old tragedies and sorrowful losses, the beauty of these masterfully told anecdotes of ethereal encounters is that they, again quoting Gaiman, 'can do nothing to hurt us,' and everything to delight lovers of eerie local lore." —Chris Benjamin, editor and author of Indian School Road, Eco-Innovators and Drive-by Saviours

"As someone who has investigated paranormal locations throughout the Maritimes, I loved reading Vernon Oickle's latest book, as well as all of his previous works. The tales he tells in this collection are haunting and eerie, and may even convert some of you so-called non-believers. It's always great seeing our folklore and local stories celebrated and being kept alive by authors like Vernon Oickle." —Earl Lattie, founder Paranormal Investigations of Nova Scotia