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BOOK - Historic Bay Roberts: Not Your Typical Small Town
By Michael F. Flynn
Published by Flanker Press Ltd, St. John's, 2011

Softcover... 22.00 (C$)

The story of Bay Roberts is one of an ordinary people who lived through a turbulent and extraordinary past. Adventure, murder, religious strife, inventions, successful local newspapers, and enterprise make up the collective history of a community thriving in Newfoundland today. The town has hosted tragedies, unprecedented commercial prosperity (and failure), famous sea captains, buried treasure, ancient tombstones, and intriguing grave markers. Stories of eccentric characters, war heroes, and horrible shipwrecks fill these pages. The town has a fascinating link to the Titanic tragedy, was a central hub in communications and international connections for government leaders during World War II, and is the home and birthplace of many famous poets, novelists, businessmen, and politicians.

The mission of this Historic series is to bring to light the ageless character of Newfoundland and Labrador communities in an effort to preserve the history of this province and to educate future generations about this corner of the global village. Bay Roberts: Not Your Typical Small Town is the third instalment in this series.

Videos - two readings at the book launch
  1. A Reading from "Death by Mummers" in Bay Roberts: Not Your Typical Small Town, Book Launch, July 28, 2011


  2. A Reading from "The Western Union" in Bay Roberts: Not Your Typical Small Town, Book Launch, July 28, 2011
242 Pages
6.5 x 9.5
Softcover - perfect bound
Photos - B&W
Illustrations
Published by Flanker Press Ltd, St. John's, 2011
ISBN-10: 1-926881-11-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926881-11-9





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