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16 B R E C E N T T I T L E S

The Opening Act

Shortlisted for Ann Saddlemyer Award

CANADIAN THEATRE HISTORY, 1945–1953 Susan McNicoll

Drawing on personal interviews with actors and directors of the period, McNicoll explores such companies as Everyman in Vancouver, New Play Society in Toronto, Théâtre Nouveau Monde in Montreal, and many others — revealing what made Stratford possible in 1953. With 50 b&w photos.

“This is a delightful trip through a time when English Canada’s theatre scene mercifully turned ‘pro’ and brought all us eager young hopeful thespians some dignity and recognition on our own home ground.”

  • CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER

978-1-55380-113-9 B e-book 978-1-55380-122-1 B 7-1/2 x 10 B 328 pp B $24.95 B THEATRE HISTORY

The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards

THE VANCOUVER ISLAND SURVEY (1860–1862) Edited by Linda Dorricott & Deidre Cullon

Published for the first time after 150 years, the journal is an exciting addition to the history of B.C. — with valuable insights into the native peoples and colonial society. With 30 maps and photos.

“The Richards journal adds to our appreciation of early Vancouver Island history. After a century and a half, it’s safe to say one thing about this book: It’s about time.

  • VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST

978-1-55380-127-6 B e-book 978-1-55380-133-7 B 6 x 9 B 272 pp B $24.95 B HISTORY/MEMOIR

I Just Ran

PERCY WILLIAMS, WORLD’S FASTEST HUMAN Samuel Hawley

Silver Medal, 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award The untold story of the Vancouver sprinter who, with the help of his janitor coach, won double gold in the 100 and 200 metres at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Williams became the idol of Canada — until his increasing unhappiness with the corrupt conditions of amateur sport led to his unfortunate end. With 45 b&w photos.

“An absolutely excellent book on the life story of a mysterious and often misunderstood Vancouver track legend. I wholly endorse Hawley’s book as the best account of the life of Percy Williams yet written.”

  • JASON BECK, B.C. SPORTS HALL OF FAME

978-1-55380-126-9 B e-book 978-1-55380-132-0 B 6 x 9 B 332 pp B $23.95 B BIOGRAPHY/SPORTS

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