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    9781771512886 Electronic book text, EPUB, $12.99 CAD
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    Distributor: Heritage Group Distribution Ltd. Supplies to: CA US Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Apr 26, 2019 On Sale Date: Apr 30, 2019 Carton Quantity: 32 $22.00 CAD
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Along the E&N
A Journey Back to the Historic Hotels of Vancouver Island
By (author): Glen A. Mofford

ISBN:

9781771512879

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Apr 30, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 0.1 in | 1 gr

Page Count:

272 pages
TouchWood Editions
HISTORY / Social History
  • Short Description

An exploration of the fascinating history of more than thirty historic hotels—with some still in operation—nestled along Vancouver Island’s E&N Railway, spanning from Esquimalt to Campbell River.

In 1886, Vancouver Island’s E&N rail service was established to carry coal to smelters and ships, and the towns in the railway’s path prospered as the tracks expanded and passenger travel flourished.

Along the E&N celebrates the historic and still-surviving hotels and roadhouses that sprung up near the E&N. Within this carefully researched historical narrative, you’ll find stories of the Halfway House in the Esquimalt District, the murder and suicide at the Mt Sicker Hotel, and the iconic Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River, burned down in 2017. This book chronicles the history of more than thirty hotels?many long gone, destroyed by fire, or simply demolished, like the Lorne Hotel in Comox, and others that have been remodelled into modern-day neighbourhood pubs?such as the Rod & Gun in Parksville and the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland.

Peppered with the fascinating stories of patrons and proprietors alike, Along the E&N resonates with the haunting echoes of the train’s iconic whistle.

An exploration of the fascinating history of more than thirty historic hotels—with some still in operation—nestled along Vancouver Island’s E&N Railway, spanning from Esquimalt to Campbell River.

In 1886, Vancouver Island’s E&N rail service was established to carry coal to smelters and ships, and the towns in the railway’s path prospered as the tracks expanded and passenger travel flourished.

Along the E&N celebrates the historic and still-surviving hotels and roadhouses that sprung up near the E&N. Within this carefully researched historical narrative, you’ll find stories of the Halfway House in the Esquimalt District, the murder and suicide at the Mt Sicker Hotel, and the iconic Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River, burned down in 2017. This book chronicles the history of more than thirty hotels?many long gone, destroyed by fire, or simply demolished, like the Lorne Hotel in Comox, and others that have been remodelled into modern-day neighbourhood pubs?such as the Rod & Gun in Parksville and the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland.

Peppered with the fascinating stories of patrons and proprietors alike, Along the E&N resonates with the haunting echoes of the train’s iconic whistle.

Glen A. Mofford is a historian and a writer with a passion for sharing the social history of British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver's Simon Fraser University, and has been writing about BC's historic hotels and their drinking establishments for more than ten years. Aqua Vitae is his first book. Follow him on Twitter @BCPubHistory.

BASIC MARKETING & PROMO 
  • Regional and subject specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Outreach to subject specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Excerpts available
  • Electronic galleys

EXPANDED MARKETING & PROMO
  • 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, Macleans, Canada's History
  • Lectures and presentations to Vancouver Island historical societies. Pitches to Victoria Historical Society, Nanaimo Historical Society, Courtenay and District Historical Society, Shawnigan Lake Historical Society, Shawnigan Lake Museum,  Cobble Hill Historical Society, Cowichan Valley Musuem

MARKETING + PROMO DELIVERABLES
  • Electronic galleys
  • Excerpts
  • Postcard
  • Press release

BISAC CODES
  • HIS054000      HISTORY / Social History
  • HIS006000      HISTORY / Canada / General

BISAC REGIONAL THEMES
  • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0  British Columbia
  • 4.0.2.0.2.2.0 Vancouver Island

THEMA SUBJECT CODES
  • NHQ
  • 1KBC-CA-BL
  • 1KBC-CA-BLC
  • 1KBC-CA-BLK
  • 3MN
  • 3MP



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