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Island Home
Out and About on Vancouver Island
By (author): Anny Scoones
9781771512589 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HUMOR / Topic / Travel Apr 30, 2019
$20.00 CAD
Active 6 x 8 x 0.1 in | 1 gr 344 pages TouchWood Editions

A collection of humorous essays about Vancouver Island’s unique quirks by the convivial and thoughtful storyteller Anny Scoones.

Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are celebrated for their ineffable charisma, laid-back pace, and distinct grooviness. Anny Scoones travels the length of Vancouver Island to explore the nooks and crannies of coastal communities, inland towns, and iconic places, sharing observations, musings, and tidbits about the region’s fascinating and layered history.

Whether it’s an account of the chainsaw carving festival in Campbell River, a take on the giant gnome just north of Nanoose Bay, or a description of folks met at the Foggy Mountain Fall Fair in Cumberland, this book takes us to extraordinary locations and introduces us to the people who make this part of the world so magnetic. Observe, pause, ponder, and indulge in what Anny calls “a little think” on the area’s characteristics and personalities.

Whether you’re a Lycra-clad cyclist climbing the hills of Mayne Island, a slow food enthusiast besotted with “sexy” apples on Salt Spring Island, or someone dreaming about Vancouver Island as a potential destination, these essays and illustrations will connect you with places and people that seem curiously familiar…maybe even yourself.

Anny Scoones is the author of Home and Away, True Home, Hometown, Last Dance in Shediac, and Island Home. She lives in the historic neighbourhood of James Bay in Victoria, British Columbia.


  • Regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
  • Electronic galleys

  • Targeted media: Targeted media includes: Times Colonist, CBC On the Island, CBC North by Northwest, CFAX 1070, CHEK News, Go!Island, Global Victoria, BC Studies, BC History, BC BookWorld, The Ormsby Review,  Campbell River Mirror, Nanaimo News Bulletin, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly, Comox Valley Record, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Alberni Valley Times, Sooke News Mirror, Shawnigan Focus

  • Electronic galleys
  • Excerpts
  • Press release

  • HUM026000     HUMOR / Topic / Travel
  • HUM0000000   HUMOR / General

  • British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island

  • WH
  • WTLC
  • WTM

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Last Dance in Shediac Anny Scoones 9781771511384 $19.95 CAD Nov 10, 2015
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True Home Anny Scoones 9781926741093 $19.95 CAD Sep 21, 2010
Home and Away Anny Scoones 9781894898492 $19.95 CAD Nov 13, 2006


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