There is something irresistible about sitting in the near dark and listening to a spooky story designed to make your nerves jump and your flesh creep. This is a spine-tingling collection of curious, mystifying and terrifying tales.
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Edmonton, Alta. : Ghost house Books, Canada Inc., 2002.
As flights were temporarily grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the town of Gander found itself hosting over 6,000 stranded commercial airline passengers. The people of Gander put up the unexpected guests in schools, community centres and even their own homes. A heartwarming story of strangers being greeted with exemplary kindness.
Robert Burnaby, a true Victorian English gentleman, took a chance in traveling to the new colony of British Columbia in 1858 to seek fortune and adventure, where he found a home among government administrators, gold seekers, settlers and aboriginal people. Through his letters, Robert Burnaby comes to life as a dynamic personality of colonial BC.
The book explores the adventures of both celebrated and unknown women travelers who endured Russian bed bugs; unveiled the secrets of Turkish Harems; endured Africa's scorching heat, storms and plagues of scorpions; or traversed raging Tibetan rivers. A time traveller's delight; a look back at women who knew their place was truly not the home.
Michener evokes the magic of the blessed isles in the Pacific with stories and accounts glowing with colour and alive with adventure, combining an informative and critical evaluation of faraway people and places with enthralling flights of the imagination by one of the most gifted storytellers of our time.