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New French translation
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Non-fiction 2008

This is the French translation of Jean Pierre Roma and the Company of the East of Isle-Saint Jean.

In the 1700s, Jean Pierre Roma brought settlers to carve an international trading empire out of the virgin forests of Isle St. Jean -- now known as Prince Edward Island. A successful entrepreneur in a thriving community, he saw all his accomplishments destroyed by privateers in 1745. Yet the story of Roma lives on as an inspiration and a cautionary tale to leaders and builders. This new edition of a monograph originally published in 1977 ensures that Roma is not forgotten.

Number of Pages: 
48
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-33-7
Price: 
$9.95
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Co-published with Three Rivers Roma Inc.
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Non-fiction 2005

In the 1700s, Jean Pierre Roma brought settlers to carve an international trading empire out of the virgin forests of Isle St. Jean — now known as Prince Edward Island. A successful entrepreneur in a thriving community, he saw all his accomplishments destroyed by privateers in 1745. Yet the story of Roma lives on as an inspiration and a cautionary tale to leaders and builders. This new edition of a monograph originally published in 1977 ensures that Roma is not forgotten.

Number of Pages: 
48
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-15-3
Price: 
$9.95
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Non-fiction 2003

Betty Howatt has spent half a century on her family's fruit farm, within sight and sound of the Northumberland Strait. In this collection, she shares her gardening lore, her memories of days gone by, and her prodigious knowledge of the flora and fauna around her. Told with wisdom, humour, and a refreshing lack of sentimentality, these chronicles are both entertaining and informative, and give the reader a tantalizing glimpse into a fast-disappearing world of peace and beauty on a small family farm.

Number of Pages: 
196
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-07-8
Price: 
$19.95
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The spirit of Christmas past and present
Type: 
Non-fiction 1994

Now a Christmas tradition, bestselling author David Weale invokes the spirit of Christmas past and present in this collection of 17 stories about Christmas on Prince Edward Island. In some homes, the book comes out with the Christmas decorations!

Number of Pages: 
96
Book Size: 
8 x 8
ISBN: 
978-0-9698606-0-0
Price: 
$14.95
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A co-publication with the Association of Retired MLAs of PEI
Type: 
Non-fiction 2002

"An essential reference tool for anyone who teaches, writes, researches, or enjoys Island history."
— Edward MacDonald, author of If You're Stronghearted

"An invaluable tool for those interested in the history of Island politics."
— Andrew Robb, Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Prince Edward Island

Number of Pages: 
248
Book Size: 
6.75 x 9.75 hard cover
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-01-6
Price: 
$34.95
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A portion of the royalties donated to the PEI Humane Society
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Non-fiction 2008

Mud, Sweat and Tears tells the story of Bud Ings’ adventures as a rural veterinarian in the 1950s. As one of Prince Edward Island’s first professionally trained veterinarians, Ings set up his practice in the eastern town of Souris before moving to Montague. Farms were rarely close at hand, however, and the sight of Bud Ings behind the wheel of his Volkswagen Bug became a familiar one on the Island’s highways and muddy back roads.

Number of Pages: 
120
Book Size: 
5 x 8
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-38-2
Price: 
$19.95
Author: 
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A mother's love bridges the cultural divide
Type: 
Non-fiction 2008

Growing Up With Julie is the story of Gerry Steele’s childhood with a French-speaking mother in an English-speaking community. Set in Miscouche, near Summerside, Prince Edward Island, in the Depression and Second World War years of the 20th century, the story is a gritty snapshot of life in a Catholic family burdened by extreme poverty, alcohol, illness, and cultural tensions between Acadians and Scots. At the head of the family is  Steele’s grandmother, a woman unwavering in her beliefs—regardless of their merit, validity, or tendency to offend.

Number of Pages: 
160
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-31-3
Price: 
$19.95
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Launched in April: From a pre-eminent Acadian historian
Type: 
Non-fiction 2009

The rich traditions associated with Mi-Carême or Mid-Lent are firmly anchored in the folkways of Acadian communities. To celebrate Mi-Carême, people visited each other’s homes dressed up in masks and costumes. In the midst of the merrymaking, a mysterious character called the Mi-Carême gave candies to little children — and sometimes even delivered babies. But this strange individual scared many young Acadians because they feared he would take them away if they misbehaved.

Number of Pages: 
164
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-40-5
Price: 
$19.95
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Folksongs and Other Writings
Type: 
Non-fiction 1998

Often, folksongs are left to stand alone, with no record as to the events, visions, and principles that inspired them. Rarely do we get a glimpse of the poetís view of the community and people he or she writes about. However, Donnie Doyle, in wanting to give something back to his community, has done just that.

Number of Pages: 
120
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-0-96986067-9
Price: 
$14.95
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Exploring Islands and "the island way of life"
Type: 
Non-fiction 2007

An island is a piece of land surrounded by water. But: what happens when bridges, causeways, tunnels— "fixed links"—irrevocably connect islands to mainlands? Is insularity, and its “way of life,” threatened? Or is it saved by virtue of a stronger integration with the world at large?

Number of Pages: 
300
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-24-5
Price: 
$29.95