The Last Best Place: Lost In The Heart Of Nova Scotia


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Author: Demont, John

Edition: First Edition

Number Of Pages: 288

EAN: 9780385256049

Release Date: 17-02-1998

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description A writer returns to Nova Scotia, and finding it almost unrecognizable, sets out to capture the essence of his ancestral province--a place as strange and wild as anywhere on the continent. John DeMont visits places as diverse as a Buddhist abbey; the first free black settlement outside Africa; an island that harbours pirate treasure; and a backwoods barndance where the music of 18th-century Scotland lives on. He visits tuna smugglers and moonshiners; the brooding painter Alex Colville; spiritual seekers from Japan, the US and Europe; and Anne Murray's greatest Austrian fans. He also races yachts with summer residents; patrols the coast for drug smugglers with the Mounties; and casts for salmon with the wisest fishing guides. A road book with a difference, and an endearing search for home, The Last Best Place is wry and wise, as quirky and lively as Nova Scotia itself. From the Publisher "A lovely book about a special place. DeMont is wry but accepting, cool-eyed but never carping, loving but never sentimental. A book by a man who lives where his heart is." -Marq de Villiers About the Author Born in Halifax, John DeMont has worked as a journalist for 16 years, as a columnist and reporter for The Financial Post and as a senior writer and later Halifax bureau chief for Maclean's magazine. He is currently with the Maclean's bureau in Ottawa. He is co-author of The Financial Post Guide to Mutual Funds and author of the bestselling Citizens Irving.

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