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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-918673-6
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 276 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-918674-3
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 276 pages
  • Keywords
    • Atlantic Canada,
    • New Brunswick,
    • Newfoundland,
    • Prince Edward Island,
    • Nova Scotia,
    • Feel good,
    • Mysterious tales

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Forgotten Stories From Atlantic Canada's Past
by Andrew MacLean

Backyard History unearths the often hilarious, mostly mysterious, always surprising untold tales of Canada’s East Coast, as only a Maritimer can spin them. This extraordinary collection gathers the very best from Andrew MacLean’s popular newspaper columns, podcast, and television show, now enhanced and extended with fresh insights and discoveries. Running the gamut from lost cities to rodent invasions; from rum runners to teenage heroines; from monstrous sea creatures to circus riots these true forgotten stories from Atlantic Canada will astound readers of all ages. Combining meticulous research with vivid storytelling, captivating anecdotes, and a human touch, Backyard History takes readers on an entertaining and exhilarating ride detailing the rich, undiscovered past of a region which has long been renowned for its storytelling.

"As as seasoned writer, I delight in Andrew MacLean’s work. He has a knack of presenting traditional Maritime tales so even for those who know them well find them absorbing." —David Goss, Saint John author and tour leader. "Andrew MacLean is a bona fide New Brunswick treasure. The man should be knighted for his services to Atlantic Canadian history. Backyard History is an utterly unique and spectacularly entertaining look at the history of our region, through MacLean's knowledgeable and insightful wit and charm. This book is utterly indispensable if you have even a passing interest in this place we are all so proud to call home. Hilarious and intricate and tremendously fascinating. Curious about what went on in your backyard decades and even centuries ago? Well, Andrew MacLean has written just the book for you and me. Hilarious, wise, witty, insightful - it is too good to be true. His true stories of yesteryear will blow you away, make you laugh, sometimes cry but mostly feel inspired." —James Mullinger, Comedian and Writer

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Andrew MacLean’s popular long form Atlantic Canadian history column, Backyard History, appears once a week in more than a dozen newspapers and is read widely across the Maritimes. He is also the host of the Backyard History Podcast, and has a television show in the works with Cultivation Productions and Bell Fibe. He puts the story into history, digging deep into forgotten and obscure moments in Maritimes history and fashioning them into fascinating tales. Mixing academic research with the human touch Maritimers are known for, MacLean’s Backyard History has been featured by media outlets across Canada.


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