History has told us in unambiguous terms that the statistics from July 1, 1916, were grim and shocking.

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With leaping witches, dancing devils, phantom locomotives, and even a ghostly kitten or two, there is no mistaking that you are exploring truly haunted ground.

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The book observes with a critical and humorous eye the landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador politics since Confederation in 1949.

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Develop or Perish, an illustrated companion to Escape Hatch, provides a unique pictorial record of Newfoundland's New Industries of the 1950s and 1960s.

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“HowYaGettin’On?” is how downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland, corner boy Snook says hello. He’s been hanging around, telling yarns, and having a laugh for over thirty years now, and this is his welcome for you to read all about some of that.

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  • Gary Collins
    Gary Collins
  • Jim Wellman
    Jim Wellman
  • Robert Hunt
    Robert Hunt
  • Sheilah Roberts
    Sheilah Roberts
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    Frank Gogos
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    Stewart Payne
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    Miles Frankel
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The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had
The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had: A Political Report Card by Bill Rowe at a series of book signings taking place the weekend of September 22–24 in St. John’s. Friday, September 22 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Costco Saturday, September 23 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Costco 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Coles, Avalon Mall Sunday, September 24 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Chapters 3:00 – 4:30 pm at Coles, Village Shopping Centre Part memoir, part history, The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had is Bill Rowe’s most ambitious work of non-fiction to date. The book observes with a critical and humorous eye the landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador politics since Confederation in 1949. Forty-two leaders are presented here, of all political stripes. Bill Rowe, with his inimitable style, examines the professional lives of each leader—from Chesley A. Crosbie in the 1940s to Dwight Ball, present-day premier of the province—and grades them based on accomplishment during their time in public life. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 22 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 ext. 22).

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Bill Rowe Book Signing
Bill Rowe Signings in St. John's

Bill Rowe will be signing copies of The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had in St. John's on Saturday, September 23, from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm at Costco and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Coles, Avalon Mall.

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Bill Rowe Book Signings
Bill Rowe Signings in St. John's

Bill Rowe will be signing copies of The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had in St. John's on Sunday, September 24, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at Chapters and 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Coles, Village Shopping Centre.

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Bill Rowe Book Signing
Bill Rowe Book Signing in St. John's

Bill Rowe will be signing copies of The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had in St. John's on Tuesday, September 26, from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm at Costco.

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