Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Interrupt This Mini-Bloggiatus...



...To tell you that, if you are in Victoria and surrounding environs on Thursday evening, you should go see our favourite SouthVanIsle blogger and man-about-town, Mr. Paul Willcocks, kinda/sorta flog his first ever book:

...And there has been ‘the book.’ The real title is Dead Ends: BC Crime Stories, but for a long time, as I laboured away, it was just ‘the book.’

It’s my first, published by the team at the University of Regina Press. I researched and wrote about 40 B.C. crimes from the 1860s to today. I knew the stories would be great, and the characters fascinating. But I didn’t anticipate that the crimes would reveal so much about us and our history...


{snippety doodle-pre-Halloween-candy-dandy}


...On Thursday (Oct 16th), at the Bard and Banker pub in Victoria, there’s an official launch party. It will be low key. We have the comfy Sam McGee room. I’ll talk a little bit about writing the book. 


Copies will be on sale for $20, with $8 going to Cuso International and Casita Copan, an amazing project to support homeless kids and struggling families in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, where we spent more than two years. But it doesn’t matter if anyone buys books. There’s a piano, if you want to play...


No word, yet, on whether or not there is a story in there on the great Lotuslandian Railway Robbery

(maybe Mr. W. is saving that one for the second edition)


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5 comments:

John's Aghast said...

The Great Train Robbery - The greatest 'unsolved' crime in Canadian history!
I still say, Put us alongside Quebec and we'd still win 'The most corrupt province in Canada'.
Can I buy the book on line?

Hugh said...

The BC Govt forcing BC Hydro to purchase $50+ billion worth of power from IPPs could also be a lengthy chapter.

paul said...

Thanks for the plug. I thought of Basi/Virk but just couldn't see getting it down to 1,500 to 2,000 words. Maybe a sequel....

RossK said...

Words?

I'm thinking pages!

And, to be absolutely honest I'd look forward to reading both the Willcocks and the Tieleman versions of the story.

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Anonymous said...

Abandon ship

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ship-carrying-450-tonnes-of-fuel-adrift-off-bc-coast/article21147767/